2020_wmot_website_header.png
WMOT 89.5 | LISTENER-POWERED RADIO INDEPENDENT AMERICAN ROOTS
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
From WMOT News

Southern Baptists vote to probe leaders' sex abuse response

200918_sbc_logo.jpg
sbc.net
/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting have voted overwhelmingly to create a task force to oversee an independent investigation into the denomination’s handling of sexual abuse.

The measure calls for the newly elected SBC president to appoint the task force.

It will head up a review of allegations that the denomination’s Executive Committee mishandled abuse cases, intimidated victims and advocates, and resisted reforms.

It would also investigate the work of a credentials committee that is responsible for identifying congregations that fail to respond to sex abuse cases. 

 

Related Content