I know someone who went to the Philippines. He was carrying a pocket knife. A man approached him and offered his underage daughter to him for a couple hours as trade for the knife.
One has to wonder what the state of the "Philippines" was before the Spaniards arrived.
All men (and women) have great potential for evil. And there is nothing quite like wrapping yourself in the Cloak of Religion to do great evil.
In many parts of America there has been a great spiritual decline. Vacuums created must be filled. Now there are a plethora of good causes people can wrap themselves up in. Social Justice. Environmental Justice. Cancer charities. Some of these causes may be legit.
A fact of life we need to understand is we all are born with demons. Either we let them consume us, or we can manage to live above them. Unfortunately, as we acquire wealth, power, and influence it's more difficult to not fall prey.