Reading another thread got me thinking. What kind of scandals have happened in your place of worship? You don't have to name names, but do telll!
For instance, in the church a relative of mine attends- the former Pastor. He was a kind, charitable man. He was well liked in the community. He coached basketball. He was also carrying on an affair with a woman in the congregation who was not his wife. The Other Woman was homely and desperate. Possibly the most unattractive woman in the entire congregation. She was unstable, emotionally needy and well... homely. Probably the last woman on Earth one would consider attractive. Yet, when the Wife would leave for work, the Pastor would drive down the street to the Other Woman's house and "counsel" her. The Other Woman had recently divorced her husband and needed counseling. These counseling sessions would lead to a steamy affair. They carried on this affair at her home, in front of her teenage children for years. Many in the town knew about this yet no one told the Wife. The Wife had no idea and his children had no idea. He would park his car at the Other Woman's house. This woman lived on a main rd. Many would see his car parked there for hours for "counselling" sessions.
Finally, someone finally got fed up and threatened to "spill all", thus leading the Pastor to break down in front of the entire congregation (at Christmas!) and confess. He lost his job, and ended up going to counseling with the Wife (they had children together). However, none of it helped because he continued to look at porn and contact the Other Woman when his Wife wasn't looking. The Other Woman continued to be defiant and brazen, continuing to refer to the Pastor as "Her Man" to all that would listen and people were just trying to get in the way of their "relationship". The Pastor and Wife divorced and he moved away.
This was a man who preached about the importance of purity and not giving away pieces of your heart to the wrong person and saving oneself for marriage. Complete rubbish. I really respected this man, he was a role model to me. He was my spiritual leader. In a way, I felt stupid and betrayed to believe this person. I adored his family. Years later, I still can't believe this happened. My best friend knew about this too while it was going on, and she never told me. Apparently it was common knowledge among some, while others had no idea.