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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 08:52 PM

20 years, 700 sexual abuse victims as Southern Baptist leaders resist reform

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/investigations/article/Southern-Baptist-sexual-abuse-spreads-as-leaders-13588038.php?utm_campaign=CMS Sharing Tools (Premium)&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral

"She was 14, she said, when she was first molested by her pastor in Sanger, a tiny prairie town an hour north of Dallas. It was the first of many assaults that Vasquez said destroyed her teenage years and, at 18, left her pregnant by the Southern Baptist pastor, a married man more than a dozen years older.

In June 2008, she paid her way to Indianapolis, where she and others asked leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention and its 47,000 churches to track sexual predators and take action against congregations that harbored or concealed abusers. Vasquez, by then in her 40s, implored them to consider prevention policies like those adopted by faiths that include the Catholic Church.

"Listen to what God has to say," she said, according to audio of the meeting, which she recorded. "... All that evil needs is for good to do nothing. ... Please help me and others that will be hurt."

Days later, Southern Baptist leaders rejected nearly every proposed reform.

The abusers haven't stopped. They've hurt hundreds more."....(more)



 



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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 08:55 PM

1. and history continues,

it's all about power.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:06 PM

2. Am surprised that it took till 2019

for these issues to surface. But again,this so called Christian Group was the first to attack other religions and any and all LGBQT people the world. Waiting for one more so called one and only so called Religion to face the same charges.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:20 PM

3. K&R

Sickening. When will these bastards ever pay for the damage they have done and the lives they have destroyed?

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:32 PM

4. I have a hard time calling Southern Baptists Christain

They are so far removed from standard Orthodox beliefs, what they worship is not Christ.

How do you take Christ's first miracle to heart, but outlaw alcohol consumption???

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