Tag: sexual abuse

Southern Baptists address issues of sexual abuse

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Last week, Southern Baptists from around the country met in Birmingham, Alabama for their annual meeting. A major focus for Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) president J.D. Greear is sexual abuse within the SBC, America’s largest Protestant denomination.

In February, the Houston Chronicle ran a piece outlining hundreds of examples of sexual abuse allegations within the Southern Baptist Convention since 1998.

The Church and the battle against sexual abuse

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This weekend, an expose ran in the Houston Chronicle, talking about sexual abuse within the Southern Baptist Convention. The Chronicle found over 380 Baptist leaders who had been accused of sexual misconduct. Almost 220 of them had been convicted or accepted a plea deal for their crimes.

I believe that the church is too reactionary to these abuses. The church needs to be at the forefront of protecting people from sexual abuse.

Bombshell article reveals sexual abuse within Southern Baptist Convention

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The Houston Chronicle released the first of a three part series on sexual abuse within the Southern Baptist Convention. It’s a heartbreaking read to consider the damage that has been done to the lives of so many. It’s heartbreaking to consider the many other victims who never came forward or who were ignored.

I highly recommend the article, which I think should be a contender for the Pulitzer Prize.