A lawsuit filed in Tennessee claims a Baptist church in the state was negligent in allowing a man with a history of complaints about sexual misconduct to volunteer at Vacation Bible School.

Published in Congregations
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 13:44

SBC leader enters Twitter fray

An Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission official says bloggers piling on an evangelical leader accused of covering up abuse are missing the mark.

Published in Social Issues

SBC Executive Committee head Frank Page turned down a request that he apologize for 7-year-old remarks criticizing groups advocating on behalf of victims of clergy sex abuse.

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A criminal trial has renewed interest in a civil lawsuit pending appeal alleging a massive cover-up of sexual abuse in a ministry with ties to high-profile Southern Baptists.

Published in People

A former member of a church accused of covering up child sex abuse has been found guilty on all counts.

Published in Social Issues

A civil lawsuit alleging what is called the largest evangelical abuse cover-up so far is stalled over a statute of limitations, but a criminal trial this week is bringing attention to alleged victims.

Published in Social Issues
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 14:21

Former pastor charged with abuse

Police suspect a Baptist minister charged with sex crimes at a church in Arkansas may have committed similar acts at other churches he served in the past.

Published in People

A Baptist church that made news two years ago for allowing a registered sex offender to preach is now free to allow children in worship services.

Published in People
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 11:37

Dismissed abuse lawsuit headed for appeal

Alleged victims in what has been called the biggest evangelical abuse cover-up to date will get a day in court seeking to overturn a lower court’s ruling that they had to file their lawsuit within three years of turning 18.

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SNAP representative Amy Smith says the topic of sex abuse is “noticeably absent” in a wide-ranging discussion of sexual issues sponsored by Southern Baptists this week in Nashville.

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