Friday, 31 October 2014 11:48

Anti-abuse group archives member stories

Amy Smith, a Baptist leader of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, says she has paid a price for exposing a now-convicted sex offender, but she would do it all over again.

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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.”

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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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Wednesday, 12 February 2014 09:59

SNAP asks Baptists not to appeal abuse verdict

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests is asking the Florida Baptist Convention to reconsider its decision to appeal a recent and unprecedented multi-million dollar verdict in a child molestation case.

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The head of a network for survivors of clergy sex abuse says the local-church autonomy defense used by the Southern Baptist Convention in lawsuits involving Baptist churches may be unraveling.

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Thursday, 24 October 2013 13:05

Activist says media helps fight abuse

“Something's terribly wrong when ESPN is calling for the truth, but the church remains silent.”

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Monday, 21 October 2013 09:52

Advocate says SBC leader gives bad advice

David Clohessy of SNAP denounced a seminary president’s advice against reporting church matters to the press as “self-serving, unhealthy and often dangerous.”

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Friday, 27 September 2013 12:45

Evangelicals behind Catholics on abuse

The founder of a group that investigates sexual abuse says evangelicals often discourage the reporting of abuse by telling whistle-blowers to keep quiet in order to protect the reputation of the church.

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Friday, 07 June 2013 11:37

Blog: Pastor chastises abuse activist

“It's not a problem for me to point out these issues with Catholic churches or Penn State, just don't point the finger at my own Southern Baptist Convention,” SNAP representative Amy Smith says of pastors at First Baptist Church in Houston.

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Friday, 01 March 2013 10:57

Sex offender loses pharmacy license

An advocacy group says it is dangerous for people who have committed sexual abuse crimes against children to have access to drugs that might potentially be used to lure more victims.

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