SBC Reps Approve Abuse Reform After ‘Gut Punch’ Report #sbc #annual meeting #shorts


ANAHEIM, California – Southern Baptists took historic steps Tuesday to enact reform that will help to protect abuse survivors and monitor predator pastors who often move from church to church.

Representatives from local churches, known as “messengers,” approved two recommendations from the denomination’s sexual abuse task force: to create an abuse reform implementation task force to study further changes as outlined in the recent Guidepost study, and to create a website to maintain a list of pastors, staff, and volunteers who “have at any time been credibly accused of sexual abuse.”

A small group of abuse survivors present at the meeting expressed relief and joy at the measures, after years of advocating for reform to no avail.

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