Sex abuse survivors call for system-wide audit of Southern Baptist Convention

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(RNS) — Eight survivors of sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention have issued a statement ahead of the opening session of the denomination’s 2021 meeting calling for an outside organization to oversee an audit of sexual abuse within the denomination. A motion calling for a system-wide audit was first announced by Todd Benkert, pastor … Read more

Southern Baptist pastors demand inquiry into handling of sex abuse cases

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(RNS) — Two Southern Baptist pastors will seek an investigation into allegations that the highest echelons of the Southern Baptist Convention mishandled several sex abuse claims and bullied sex abuse victims. The pastors — Ronnie Parrott of Christ Community Church in Huntersville, North Carolina, and Grant Gaines, pastor of Belle Aire Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, … Read more