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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 02:28 AM

'Pure evil': Southern Baptist leaders condemn decades of sexual abuse revealed in investigation

Source: Washington Post

‘Pure evil’: Southern Baptist leaders condemn decades of sexual abuse revealed in investigation
Kristine Phillips, Amy Wang 7 hrs ago

“20 years, 700 victims”

So reads part of the headline of a sweeping investigation that has found years of sexual abuse perpetrated by hundreds of Southern Baptist church leaders against an even larger number of victims.

The Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News reported that nearly 400 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced sexual misconduct allegations in the past two decades. As many as 700 victims — some as young as 3 — were sexually abused, some raped and molested repeatedly, according to the report.

But instead of ensuring that sexual predators were kept at bay, the Southern Baptist Convention resisted policy changes, the newspapers found. Victims accused church leaders of mishandling their complaints, even hiding them from the public. While the majority of abusers have been convicted of sex crimes and are registered sex offenders, the investigation found that at least three dozen pastors, employees and volunteers who showed predatory behavior still worked at churches.

The revelations, published Sunday, have not only led to a chorus of condemnation and calls for restructuring, but have also pushed church leaders to grapple with the troubling history — and future — of the largest Protestant denomination in the country.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/pure-evil-southern-baptist-leaders-condemn-decades-of-sexual-abuse-revealed-in-investigation/ar-BBTq6DC?li=BBnb7Kz



Why would the churches believe people should take their children to church if there is a risk of deep psychological harm there?

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:15 AM

1. After spending 4 years in a Southern Baptist Church

Hearing about all the fighting at the Conventions among the bigoted old vs. the younger wanting inclusion. Hearing the pure hate for President Obama coming from the Pulpit I am not surprised.

The end was a Sermon from one of the top Preachers actually sent to me in a Prayer chain comparing Trump to Churchill caused me to explode,let them know what I thought of the Church.

I had already left but could not resist letting them know why.

I m now happy in a Church that teaches inclusion and taking care of your fellow man.

I can not tell you I am sorry they have been exposed as evil.

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 02:39 PM

2. THE OLD TIME PROTESTANT RELIGION OF HATE

The evil they preach is the evil they do to OTHERS. I still do not know how these protestants are still around except INBREED drones may have a lot to do with IT. In the past small towns had several of these churches and I wonder why?? I think they hate each other so they built another church.......DAMN FAKERS

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