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In May, the Southern Baptist Convention unveiled a 300-page clergy sexual abuse report that demonstrated multiple injured victims from clergy members of the Southern Baptist Church.
According to the Texas Observer, the Southern Baptist Convention held just last month revealed a clergy sexual abuse scandal that left “An epidemic of violence in broken lives.”
This came from an investigative report published just recently. The report indicated that there were rampant clergy sexual abuse allegations and claims for a significant period of time inside the Southern Baptist Church, which is the largest denomination in the south.
The Tennessean helped unveil the publication and revealed that it had a report that showed a history of abuse from the church where, “Southern Baptist Convention leaders perpetuated a cycle of abuse for two decades by ignoring reports of sexual abuse and dismissing recommendations for reform, enabling a culture that retraumatized survivors, investigators found in a historic report released Sunday.”
Among the allegations was a credible allegation of a sexual assault by the former Southern Baptist Convention president, Johnny Hunt, which was unveiled, “a month after his term ended in 2010 and how high-ranking staff maintained a list with hundreds of names of ministers accused of sexual misconduct but did nothing with it.”.
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The cover-up has prompted litigation in many states. If you or a loved one have been abused by someone from the Southern Baptist church, or if you have knowledge of a person’s sexual abuse by a clergy member, please give us a call here at the Michael Brady Lynch Firm at 888-585-5970. Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: June 10, 2022
Author: Brandon Salter, Esq.