Joshua Sharp worries that the decision by Southwest Baptist University trustees to deny tenure and effectively fire Dr. Debbie Walker will undo much of her work as one of the strongest allies for victims of sexual violence on campus at SBU.
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
DECATUR, Ga. (ABP) – The co-convener of a conference on sexuality and covenant said April 20 that long-term committed relationships are the best model for Christians struggling to make sense of changing morals about sex.
DENVER (ABP) – A victims’ advocate says autonomous Baptist churches are ill-equipped to deal with the problem of sexual abuse by clergy because they lack the objectivity to respond appropriately to allegations against a trusted minister that no one wants to believe.
A detailed survey by the Public Religion Research Institute show Americans across religious groups consider it worse for a politician to cheat on taxes or take bribes than to commit adultery or send sexually explicit messages to someone.
WACO, Texas (ABP) -- While newspapers carried headlines about high-profile sexual-coercion lawsuits filed against Atlanta mega-church pastor Eddie Long, a Baptist researcher said the problem of clergy sexual abuse is much larger than a few charismatic leaders who abuse their power.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (ABP) -- A former American Baptist youth minister who entered and then withdrew a guilty plea of sending nude photos to a 15-year-old girl he was counseling has been convicted of sexual assault.