A state appeals court in Texas ruled last week that a sexual abuse lawsuit could go forward against Paul Pressler, a former judge and influential Southern Baptist who helped lead a rightward shift in the denomination in the 1980s and 1990s.
In his first meeting as leader of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, Rolland Slade called on other committee members on Tuesday (Sept. 22) to be responsible “to shepherd and to protect” survivors of church sex abuse.
One in 10 children will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. It is everyone’s Christian duty to immediately report any knowledge or suspicion of abuse or neglect whether, one falls in the legal category of a mandated reporter or not.
It has taken generations for celebs — particularly professional athletes — to be called to account for domestic violence and sexual abuse, but the tide is steadily turning. Elevator videos of Carolina Ravens football star Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancé and now-wife,
Gary Morgan, pastor of Cowboy Church of Ellis County, spoke from his pulpit about the damage sexual abuse can cause. He assured victims if they disclose abuse and seek proper help, "it can get better." Too often, he said, victims of sexual abuse have not
A jury found May 17 that the Florida Baptist Convention is liable for failing to do an adequate background check before recruiting and training a former church planter now in prison for molesting a 13-year-old boy.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (ABP) – A Southern Baptist pastor was sentenced to five years in prison Feb. 28 after a jury in Texarkana, Ark., found him guilty of sexual assaulting a 3-year-old girl inside his church last April.