Report: Southern Baptist leaders covered up sex abuse and kept a secret database.

“Leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention on Sunday released a major third-party investigation that found that sex abuse survivors were often ignored, minimized and ‘even vilified’ by top clergy in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2022/05/22/southern-baptist-sex-abuse-report/

What would their Jesus do? I’m pretty sure NOT THAT.

See also https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2022/may/southern-baptist-abuse-investigation-sbc-ec-legal-survivors.html (Southern Baptists Refused to Act on Abuse, Despite Secret List of Pastors); and https://www.npr.org/2022/05/22/1100616952/southern-baptists-sex-abuse (Top Southern Baptists stonewalled and denigrated sex abuse victims, report says).


2 Comments on “Report: Southern Baptist leaders covered up sex abuse and kept a secret database.”

  1. RD1 says:

    Off-topic, sorry.

    An obscure tip about Mark Stebbins, buried in the “Ferndale-Report-Final” pdf (pg.6)
    “Supplementary Report” “Compl #C76-431” “Missing Child Stebbins” “02-17-76”
    A tip was received by phone, at the desk;
    A Darrell Bolam, aged 17, reported that he “saw the Stebbins boy at E. Saratoga &NB M-1 alley, walking WB with W/M 13-14 yrs…” and further stated that he KNOWS the Stebbins child, and has seen the other subject in the area within past few days.

    No sign of any follow-up, in any of the other documents. Presumably, it was determined to be a dead-end, and there were or soon would be several ‘good’ adult suspects to be fully investigated. And that, fits the presumptive stereotypes about missing kids being forcibly abducted off a roadway, by an adult via their car/truck, pervasive at the time.

    But I think this tip is quite remarkable, primarily because the teen caller claimed to know Mark Stebbins and therefore was making a positive ID witness report about him. Many other tips contain statements about seeing “a boy”, in various circumstances, but I think this one is unique in being an ID witness report by someone who knew him! (or so the person claimed).


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