Southern Baptist Convention officials on Tuesday announced a reboot of a major conference five months away to focus on the problem of sexual abuse in churches.
Two months after a series of investigative newspaper stories reported widespread sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention and while denominational leaders ponder solutions, the numbers of Southern Baptist clergy in the criminal system for alleged sex offenses continues to grow.
Nearly two months after newspapers reported hundreds of allegations of sexual misconduct by ministers and volunteers in churches aligned with the Southern Baptist Convention, a Texas lawmaker is sponsoring legislation to make it harder for sexual predators to move from church to church without detection.
A Southern Baptist church in Georgia reportedly fired its music minister after being called out publicly by Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear for suspicion of indifference toward allegations of sexual abuse.
A Tennessee man included on a list compiled by two Texas newspapers naming Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers found guilty of sex crimes has been arrested for violating sex offender registry rules. Police in Jackson, Tennessee, arrested 39-year-old Chad…
Women who rallied in sweltering heat outside last summer’s Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas to draw attention to sexual abuse and domestic violence in the denomination are hoping for a warmer welcome when they reassemble at the 2019 SBC in Birmingham, Alabama.
The president of the Southern Baptist Convention on Monday urged officials to investigate whether 10 churches identified in a Houston Chronicle/San Antonio Express-News series of articles about child sex abuse remain “in friendly cooperation” with the nation’s second-largest faith group…
A three-part Houston Chronicle/San Antonio Express-News newspaper story about widespread sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention has prompted one powerful leader to apologize for his past defense of a ministry colleague accused of conspiracy in a high profile lawsuit dismissed on a legal technicality in 2013.
A woman alleging sexual abuse by a Southern Baptist youth minister two decades ago says prevention measures being discussed amid new media reports about sexual predators in the Southern Baptist Convention are too little too late for victims.