Date: January 14, 2020 11:18PM
While it gives privilege to clergy to not be required to report abuse obtained through confession by penitent, the bigger question for this case is whether or not such reporting is prohibited.I do not see that topic directly addressed.
The second question relevant to case in question would be does LD$, Inc. have a specific policy requiring leaders to maintain confidentiality in such cases, or are they free to report abuse? Is it decided on a case-by-case basis.
Absent a specific requirement against reporting, it seems to me that the church may be on solid ground here since Oregon law provides immunity to reporters.