Clergy Malpractice in America : Nally V. Grace Community Church of the Valley, by Weitz, Mark A.
- ISBN: 9780700611263 | 0700611266
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 10/1/2001
Following his suicide, Nally's parents filed a wrongful death suit against their son's fundamentalist church, alleging that its pastoral counselors had failed to steer him toward the professional help they thought he needed and even dissuaded him from seeking secular help. The resulting legal case lasted nearly a decade, alarmed church leaders of every faith, and transformed judicial thought in this highly sensitive area of American life.
Nally v. Grace Community Church of the Valley was the nation's first case to allege "clergy malpractice", one that challenged the freedom of religious leaders to counsel their parishioners. Init