Religious leaders have an obligation to teach and serve as great moral examples to their congregations and communities. But too often, some religious leaders have abused their position by participating in amoral acts without seeking help for their indiscretions. In turn, their secrets tend to destroy the lives of their victims and it causes their followers to also experience uncertainty and confusion.

Rolling out has compiled a list of 15 religious leaders who were caught in a sex scandal.

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A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.