Baptists have more in common with JW's than they think

by Terry 4 Replies latest watchtower scandals

  • Terry

    "Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest Protestant denomination, stonewalled and denigrated survivors of clergy sex abuse over almost two decades while seeking to protect their own reputations, according to a scathing 288-page investigative report issued Sunday.

    These survivors, and other concerned Southern Baptists, repeatedly shared allegations with the SBC’s Executive Committee, “only to be met, time and time again, with resistance, stonewalling, and even outright hostility from some within the EC,” said the report.

    The seven-month investigation was conducted by Guidepost Solutions, an independent firm contracted by the Executive Committee after delegates to last year’s national meeting pressed for a probe by outsiders.

    “Our investigation revealed that, for many years, a few senior EC leaders, along with outside counsel, largely controlled the EC’s response to these reports of abuse ... and were singularly focused on avoiding liability for the SBC,” the report said."

  • punkofnice

    I used to go to a Baptist church when I was a believer.

    I reckon the British Baptists are nothing like the mentally unstable, heavily medicated American ones.

  • Terry

    The American Baptists are in a whole heap of organizational trouble on all sides. It will be interesting to
    see how it all shakes out.

  • waton

    One of the US Baptist organisations is supposed to have made public the list of their offenders. wt is reluctant, because with L. Greenlees possibly topping the list, there might be also falsely accused, mere suspects, that would open a real legal can of worms, or cornucopia.

    organizing things has it's real drawbacks. did not jesus instructed to simplify ?

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