"Two 'thorough, outside, independent' investigations have been initiated by International Mission Board President David Platt into the IMB's handling of any past sexual abuse allegations and into its policies of zero tolerance for such abuse." - BPNews
"The new president of the Southern Baptist Convention became the youngest member (45) elected head in decades last month, winning 69 percent of a convention vote with unusually high turnout from young and first-time attendees. Greear defeated Ken Hemphill, an older, more traditional candidate endorsed by Robert Jeffress, the ardently pro-Trump pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas." - TWS
The missionary arm of the Southern Baptist Convention knew about allegations against Southern Baptist leader Mark Aderholt more than 10 years before he was arrested July 3 on charges that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl, according to police records, emails and an internal investigation from the organization.
"The 80-plus member [Executive Committee], which acts on behalf of the Southern Baptist Convention when it is not in session, followed the recommendation of its officers and severed the evangelical denomination’s relationship with the church for 'clear evidence of the church’s intentional discriminatory acts.'” RNS