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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Thursday, 06 February 2014 19:55

Children’s minister charged with abuse

Jeffrey Dale Eddie, longtime children’s minister at Highland Park Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals, Ala., is charged with multiple sex crimes against children placed in his care.

Published in People
Thursday, 06 February 2014 15:41

Peeping preacher’s prison sentence stands

A judge has refused to shorten prison time for a popular youth evangelist convicted of planting hidden cameras to spy on women he knew while they used bathrooms at private homes in Arkansas and Mississippi.

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The head of a network for survivors of clergy sex abuse says the local-church autonomy defense used by the Southern Baptist Convention in lawsuits involving Baptist churches may be unraveling.

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014 18:37

Lawyer: Abuse verdict possible game-changer

Miami attorney Ronald Weil says the Southern Baptist Convention’s local-church autonomy defense in sex abuse lawsuits against churches is more legal strategy than fact.

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014 19:23

Florida Baptists to appeal abuse award

An attorney for the Florida Baptist Convention says he is confident that a $12.5 million award to a man sexually abused as a child by a Baptist church planter will be overturned on appeal.

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Friday, 10 January 2014 17:33

SNAP urges Baptists to speak out on abuse

Advocates say it isn’t enough for churches to enact policies to prevent child sexual abuse, but churches where abuse has already occurred must be more vocal in helping police catch predators.

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Working in a nonprofit medical program in Kenya took an unexpected twist for a Texas minister when he helped convict a former American doctor for sexually abusing Kenyan boys.

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Friday, 13 December 2013 17:48

Abuse trial delayed for accused pastor

A pastor whose church stands by him despite a felony arrest on molestation charges faces a new trial date in June.

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Monday, 02 December 2013 14:10

Trial gets underway for accused pastor

A pastor who remains in his pulpit despite being under arrest on felony sexual abuse charges gets his day in court.

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