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SBC President Insists Financial Cost of New Abuse Hotline Is ‘Worth It”

SBC President Insists Financial Cost of New Abuse Hotline Is ‘Worth It”

Bart Barber, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, said the financial cost of a new abuse hotline for the SBC is “worth it.”

“The cost of doing nothing” outweighs “the cost of doing something,” he asserted.

Former SBC President Johnny Hunt Returns to Pulpit, Sparking Debate

Former SBC President Johnny Hunt Returns to Pulpit, Sparking Debate

Former Southern Baptist Convention president Johnny Hunt preached at a Florida church Sunday, seven months after SBC messengers adopted a report saying he had been credibly accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 2010.

International Churches of Christ Faces Lawsuit for Covering Up Child Sex Abuse, Financial Manipulation

International Churches of Christ Faces Lawsuit for Covering Up Child Sex Abuse, Financial Manipulation

The International Churches of Christ is facing a lawsuit filed by five California women for allegedly covering up child sexual abuse and pressuring group members to give money.

SBC Releases Update on Sexual Abuse Reform

SBC Releases Update on Sexual Abuse Reform

The Southern Baptist Convention’s Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force released an update just before Christmas on policies that would address sexual abuse within the denomination.

Brian Houston Says He Believes His Father was a 'Serial Pedophile'

Brian Houston Says He Believes His Father was a 'Serial Pedophile'

Brian Houston, founder and former global senior pastor of the Hillsong Church network, told an Australian court that his father was a "serial pedophile," but the church still gave him a retirement package even after he lost his pastoral status.

Minnesota Pastor Could Face up to 35 Years in Prison for Allegedly Having Sex with Teen Intern

Minnesota Pastor Could Face up to 35 Years in Prison for Allegedly Having Sex with Teen Intern

A Minnesota pastor, husband, and father of three could face up to 35 years in prison and $90,000 in fines for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a teenage intern during counseling sessions at his former church.

Former SBC President Johnny Hunt May Return to Ministry, Pastors Say

Former SBC President Johnny Hunt May Return to Ministry, Pastors Say

Former Southern Baptist Convention president Johnny Hunt will be returning to ministry after completing a restoration process, according to a new video announcement. Hunt was previously accused of sexually assaulting another pastor's wife.

Texas Megachurch Admits it Failed to Protect at Least 14 Girls from Sexual Abuse

Texas Megachurch Admits it Failed to Protect at Least 14 Girls from Sexual Abuse

A board of elders for a church in Denton, Texas, says they failed to prevent at least 14 girls from being sexually abused by one of its former youth pastors.

Former Prison Chaplain Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing Inmate

Former Prison Chaplain Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing Inmate

On Wednesday, a former prison chaplain with the Federal Bureau of Prisons was sentenced to seven years in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a female inmate and then denying the abuse when questioned by federal agents.

SBC Ultimately Has Nothing to Fear from DOJ Sexual Abuse Investigation

SBC Ultimately Has Nothing to Fear from DOJ Sexual Abuse Investigation

SBC leaders have nothing to fear from a Department of Justice investigation; if they remain above board and tell the truth. Hiding the truth got this denomination into this mess. We have undergone a painful process of revealing the truth, repenting, and seeking to make amends. If this process continues, then the DOJ’s investigation will only corroborate what we already know–that SBC leaders sinned against survivors in the past and are seeking to redress those wrongs today.

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