Tuesday, 22 July 2014 19:39

Youth pastor gets 3 years for child porn

With credit for time already served, a former youth minister found with images of violent child pornography depicting victims as young as 5 could be out of prison in three years.

Published in People

An Alabama Baptist director of missions says accusations that he mishandled reporting of sexual abuse in the 1990s are untrue, and they are nothing new.

Published in People
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 17:08

Former assistant pastor charged with abuse

Sharon Heights Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., terminated a staff pastor immediately after learning of his arrest last month on molestation charges.

Published in Social Issues

The arrest of a former youth pastor at a Southern Baptist church in Alabama has one of the alleged victims pointing a finger at his former pastor.

Published in People
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 18:55

Seminary cuts ties with embattled SGM

A spokesman for Southern Baptist Theological Seminary confirmed that the school is ending a formal partnership with Sovereign Grace Ministries, accused in criminal and civil courts of mishandling reports of sexual abuse.

Published in Organizations

A seminary president says Southern Baptists have faced a learning curve about how to properly handle the reporting of child sexual abuse.

Published in Organizations

Victims of child sex abuse and their supporters canvassed the SBC annual meeting with fliers asking Baptist officials to “take child sex abuse cases more seriously.”

Published in Organizations

A victims’ support group wants the Southern Baptist Convention to reopen a study of the denomination’s methods of handling alleged clergy sex abuse, this time with help from an independent investigation.

Published in Organizations

A lawsuit filed in Tennessee claims a Baptist church in the state was negligent in allowing a man with a history of complaints about sexual misconduct to volunteer at Vacation Bible School.

Published in Congregations
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 17:44

SBC leader enters Twitter fray

An Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission official says bloggers piling on an evangelical leader accused of covering up abuse are missing the mark.

Published in Social Issues
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