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

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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SBC Executive Committee head Frank Page turned down a request that he apologize for 7-year-old remarks criticizing groups advocating on behalf of victims of clergy sex abuse.

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A criminal trial has renewed interest in a civil lawsuit pending appeal alleging a massive cover-up of sexual abuse in a ministry with ties to high-profile Southern Baptists.

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A former member of a church accused of covering up child sex abuse has been found guilty on all counts.

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A civil lawsuit alleging what is called the largest evangelical abuse cover-up so far is stalled over a statute of limitations, but a criminal trial this week is bringing attention to alleged victims.

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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 18:21

Former pastor charged with abuse

Police suspect a Baptist minister charged with sex crimes at a church in Arkansas may have committed similar acts at other churches he served in the past.

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