If you cc that letter to the media, the church is a LOT less likely to ball it up and throw it in the trash. Just a little trick I've used a LOT in civil and political battles. Once I cc-ed the Governor of NH on a letter....the governor himself called me to appologize for his state workers screwing up in negligence. I then got calls from people all over telling me that the stuff that was F'd-up was bening fixed as we spoke. But you gotta include the "cc" cites on the letter you send to the church.
My fault? How's this my fault? [Dean Vernon Wormer, 1978]