These are exceptional cases, but people are people, rabbis and clergymen are human beings, and they do occur, ... We try to help a congregation go through healing, because a rabbi is in a special position and it is as if a member of the family were involved. We encourage congregations to look at the totality of the situation, the whole of the clergyman, and to understand that many mistakes, depending on the situation, are forgivable.
My understanding of God does not permit me to accept that every bad or good thing that occurs is a reward or punishment. There are times when bad things happen to good people, ... We need consolation, not anger love, not hate. The God I serve and pray to daily has charged me not to blame but to help.