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Fri Oct 15, 2021, 06:57 AM

Southern Baptist leader resigns amid abuse review division

Source: AP

By HOLLY MEYER

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A top Southern Baptist Convention administrator is resigning after weeks of internal division over how best to handle an investigation into the denomination’s response to sexual abuse reports.

Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the SBC’s Executive Committee, announced his departure Thursday in a statement critical of recent decisions related to the third-party review that is getting underway. He said he will leave the post at the end of the month.

“Due to my personal integrity and the leadership responsibility entrusted to me, I will not and cannot any longer fulfill the duties placed upon me as the leader of the executive, fiscal, and fiduciary entity of the SBC,” Floyd said.

An investigative firm funded by the Executive Committee is conducting the review of allegations that the committee mishandled abuse reports and mistreated survivors. Following multiple meetings and mounting pressure from across the convention, a divided Executive Committee voted Oct. 5 to waive its attorney-client privilege for the probe, agreeing to turn over legally protected records to investigators.



FILE - In this June 15, 2021, file photo, Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, delivers the executive committee report during the annual denomination's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Floyd is resigning after weeks of internal division over how best to handle an investigation into the denomination’s response to sexual abuse reports. Floyd announced his departure Thursday, Oct. 14, in a statement critical of recent decisions related to the third-party review that is getting underway. He said he will leave the post at the end of the month. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 07:12 AM

1. He's resigning because he's concerned about the money

That's some integrity you've got there Ronnie

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 07:17 AM

2. I remember this headline: "Jimmy Carter Leaves Southern Baptists" in Oct 2000

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Fri Oct 15, 2021, 07:46 AM

3. Hope the hypocrite doesn't return to NW Arkansas.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 07:49 AM

4. Southern Baptist and other evangelical leaders are totally corrupt.

Baptists and other white evangelicals are the base of the forced birthers and MAGATs. They preach Old Testament male dominance and submission of the female to whatever a male tells her to do (just like the religious cult that our newest SC justice follows). Sex abuse has been rife in these communities for decades, along with white supremacy. The doctrine has become part of the religion (confession: I grew up in the Southern Baptist repressive religion but quickly left it behind as an adult).

These are the people who want to use their political power to force the US to become a theocracy supporting their perverted version of religion. And, unfortunately, they have a Supreme Court willing to do just that.

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Fri Oct 15, 2021, 07:54 AM

5. SBs are full-on Old Testament.

They love all the wrath and smiting. Jesus gets seated way back at the kiddy table.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 08:12 AM

6. Jeez, just look at the guy.

I wouldn't let any of my children or grandchildren within a mile of him. More details to come on this story, for sure.

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