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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:50 AM

More than 200 Baptist ministers, deacons and others have been found guilty of sex abuse, report says

A total of about 380 Southern Baptist leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, a newspaper investigation found.

Such a list was published Monday, but not by the Baptists.

The Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News in an expansive investigation named 220 pastors, ministers, deacons, volunteers, Sunday school teachers and others who were found guilty of sexually abusing churchgoers over 20 years.

More than 250 have been charged. And roughly 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct involving more than 700 victims, the report found. That includes those who were convicted, credibly accused and successfully sued.

Some of the victims were molested repeatedly and some were as young as 3, according to the report.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/over-200-baptist-ministers-deacons-others-have-been-found-guilty-n970276

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YOHABLO Feb 2019 #1
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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:17 AM

1. Oh as usual, they'll just blame it on the devil.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:27 AM

2. If you are surprised, raise your hand.


Rigid controlling male dominated religions is the perfect environment for creating physical and sexual abuse.

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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:20 AM

3. Trust and opportunity, along with some measure of

desire. Ministers, priests, pastors and some other occupations lend themselves to taking sexual advantage of people, especially children and adolescents.

And then there are those who seek out such positions, specifically because of trust and opportunity. It can be hard to identify who such people are. Jesus isn't watching. Nope.

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