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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Monday, 10 March 2014 13:56

Minister sentenced for child sex abuse

While an Alabama Baptist church endures an abuse scandal, another in Mississippi accused in the past of harboring a predator will host a conference aimed at prevention.

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Friday, 28 February 2014 15:28

Facebook helps police nab Baptist preacher

Police in Kentucky say social media helped identify a man accused of indecent exposure as a Southern Baptist pastor who was shopping with his 7-year-old son.

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Wednesday, 26 February 2014 20:19

Youth minister charged with indecency

Adam Epperson, minister of students at Raymond Road Baptist Church in Jackson, Miss., for 11 years, was arrested Feb. 11 on a single charge of gratification of lust.

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Tuesday, 25 February 2014 19:06

Bob Jones allows abuse probe to proceed

Bob Jones University announced today that it has reached agreement with GRACE to complete the independent review of the university’s response to sexual and other abuse.

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Joseph Todd Neill, former youth pastor at a Baptist church in Shelbyville, Tenn., was originally arrested on moral charges involving a 17-year-old girl. During investigation, police reportedly found child pornography on his cell phone, leading to federal charges.

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Jeff Eddie, longtime associate pastor for children and church administration at Highland Park Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals, Ala., faces multiple charges of sexually abusing a child.

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Joshua Earls’ younger brother also faces felony charges alleging sexual misconduct with youth at Arapaho Baptist Church in Garland, Texas.

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014 14:59

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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Friday, 07 February 2014 16:35

Bob Jones University halts abuse probe

Bob Jones University has ended its contract with GRACE, an independent ombudsman hired to review the institution’s handling of sexual abuse.

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