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Scandal rocks Hammond megachurch

Jack Schaap, former pastor of First Baptist Church in Hammond, Indiana, is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to the transportation of a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. The pastor is just one of a number of high-ranking members of the Indiana mega-church who have been convicted of sex-related crimes over the years. Chicago magazine's Bryan Smith reports on the history of the church, and how it relates to the crimes, in this month's issue. He joins The Morning Shift to share what he discovered.

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