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.
Southern Baptists elected a new president, passed recommendations from a sexual abuse task force, and commissioned more than 50 new missionaries during their annual meeting, which was held this week in Anaheim, California.
Here are five key takeaways from the convention: