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    Mercer dean shares stories of alleged sexual abuse by Baptist church leaders as her ‘small way of changing the world’

    When she was 14, Susan Codone was at church camp standing by a tetherball pole with the youth minister of her Baptist church in Birmingham. The youth minister told her that God was calling her to help him with his ministry in a “very special way.” As they talked, he wrapped the rope attached to the ball around Codone, tying her to the pole. “Would you heed God’s call and help me in my ministry,” Codone recalled the minister asking her. “I said ‘yes, of course.’” The minister then kissed her. The kiss was the start of 22 months of ...


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