I’ve noticed pushback regarding tall allegations of wrongdoing, particularly among conservative politicians and pastors. I’ve heard the pushback take shapes like “that’s defamation” or “careful that we don’t spread gossip”.
There is a better option: require investigation and accountability among ourselves, and condemn any outright refusal on the part of the accused to be investigated and accountable. And the accused should be held with the same amount of reasonable suspicion that we cast upon liberal politicians and pastors accused of the same wrongdoing.
If this amount of suspicion for one of our own is too much for you, then perhaps you have held your liberal friends in more suspicion than was moral?