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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

10 Women Who Are Changing the Southern Baptist Response to Abuse

10 Women Who Are Changing the Southern Baptist Response to Abuse
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10 Women Who Are Changing the Southern Baptist Response to Abuse
Meet the survivors and advocates whose voices spurred “holy rumblings” in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.
Kate Shellnutt
For many years, even as revelations of sexual abuse by clergy had been coming to light for decades in the Catholic church, the evangelical church had not had “eyes to see” or “ears to hear” the extent of its own abuse crisis.
In the words of Bible teacher Beth Moore, “By and large, the naïve couldn’t fathom it, the knowledgeable wouldn’t risk it, the perpetrators were good at it, and the victims were blamed and shamed for it.”
But in 2018 and 2019, ...
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