Jeremy, you said: 'Hope remains, though, because we don't know people's hearts unless God shows them to us.
From Jude, there are the verses:
1:20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
22 And on some have compassion, making a distinction;[d] 23 but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire,[e] hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.
These that may be saved may include the leaders who may not yet be beyond repentance. The verses before this give very good advice: if we seek God, follow His teachings, depend on His mercy, keep in His love, and pray in the Holy Spirit, the Lord can lead us to pray for leaders who aren't beyond hope.'
We were posting at the same time :)