A former minister of the Moravian Church is calling on the organization’s president, Reverend Dr. Paul Gardner, to provide the results of a probe he said he would’ve launched into allegations of sexual misconduct against embattled pastor, Rupert Clarke.
This, after Dr. Gardner, on Friday, told Nationwide News that he was previously unaware of any sexual accusations against Clarke. But Dr. Canute Thompson is dismissing that claim.
In February, 2014, Dr. Thompson exchanged a number of e-mails with Dr. Gardner in which he called for action on what was described as the “Rupert issue”.
Dr. Thompson says he’s concerned about the inconsistency in how the Church deals with allegations against ministers.
Dr. Thompson calls it a double standard. He says he warned the Church to address the mounting allegations, before it hurt them all.