Friday, 01 August 2014 10:00

Trial date set for accused molester

More than a year after his arrest on charges of taking indecent liberties with boys, a former Baptist church camp chaperone is getting his day in court.

Published in People

A week after the arrest of a trusted financial secretary on charges of theft, an Alabama Baptist church is being slapped with a lawsuit claiming negligent hiring and supervision of a convicted child molester.

Published in Congregations
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 15:39

Youth pastor gets 3 years for child porn

With credit for time already served, a former youth minister found with images of violent child pornography depicting victims as young as 5 could be out of prison in three years.

Published in People

An Alabama Baptist director of missions says accusations that he mishandled reporting of sexual abuse in the 1990s are untrue, and they are nothing new.

Published in People
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 13:08

Former assistant pastor charged with abuse

Sharon Heights Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., terminated a staff pastor immediately after learning of his arrest last month on molestation charges.

Published in Social Issues

The arrest of a former youth pastor at a Southern Baptist church in Alabama has one of the alleged victims pointing a finger at his former pastor.

Published in People
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 14:55

Seminary cuts ties with embattled SGM

A spokesman for Southern Baptist Theological Seminary confirmed that the school is ending a formal partnership with Sovereign Grace Ministries, accused in criminal and civil courts of mishandling reports of sexual abuse.

Published in Organizations

A seminary president says Southern Baptists have faced a learning curve about how to properly handle the reporting of child sexual abuse.

Published in Organizations

Victims of child sex abuse and their supporters canvassed the SBC annual meeting with fliers asking Baptist officials to “take child sex abuse cases more seriously.”

Published in Organizations

A victims’ support group wants the Southern Baptist Convention to reopen a study of the denomination’s methods of handling alleged clergy sex abuse, this time with help from an independent investigation.

Published in Organizations
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