Church Sexual Abuse

Study: 32% of Southern Baptist churchgoers “believe many more Protestant pastors have sexually abused children or teens than have been currently exposed”

"Relatively few, however, know someone attending their church who has sexually abused a child (3 percent) or sexually assaulted someone (3 percent) but has not yet come to light." - BPNews

Related, in Christiantiy Today: 1 in 10 Young Protestants Have Left a Church Over Abuse

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Report: "The ordination process of Southern Baptist churches is a weak spot when it comes to protecting congregations from sexual predators"

"The report, 'Above Reproach: A Study of the Ordination Practices of SBC Churches,' was conducted by Jason A. Lowe, an associational mission strategist in Kentucky, in response to a Feb. 10 Houston Chronicle report on sexual abuse among Southern Baptist churches." - BPNews

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Sovereign Grace refuses independent investigation on sexual abuse cover-up claims

“We are not saying that external investigations are never appropriate,” the SGC statement reads. “Rather, we do not think one is appropriate given the present circumstances..." - Christian Post

Related: Sovereign Grace Calls Outside Investigation ‘Impossible’

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Sexual abuse policy approved for Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) affiliation

The policy "would disallow new or continued affiliation by a church whose senior pastor has been convicted of sexual abuse of a child. The policy also prohibits new or continued affiliation by a church that is found to be "indifferent in their response to child sexual abuse." - BPNews

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