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Was Brandon Wade White Listed in SBC Abuse Investigation Report?

Brandon Wade White, a former youth group member and “mentor” at Pleasant Grove’s First Baptist Church, sent pictures of his genitals to a half-dozen boys ranging in age from 13 to 17. On September 15, 2016, he was arrested, and on September 20, 2018, he was convicted. He was convicted of obscene matter possession (a violation of child pornographic laws) and is an Alabama registered sex offender.

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Guidepost Solutions SBC Report

According to the Washington Post, a 300-page report was launched on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The file includes terrible brand-new specifics relating to certain abuse instances and clarify how denominational officials actively opposed abuse avoidance and reform for many years.

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have revealed an extensive and independent 3rd party investigation that found that abusers were frequently ignored, forgotten, or perhaps denounced by upper-level congregation officials from within this religious denomination of more than 16 million members. Furthermore, it exposed these leaders typically lied to their very own members to avoid them from understanding the widespread sexual abuses.

Continue reading more about the Guidepost Solutions SBC Report

A Past of Disregarded Abuse

For almost 20 years, survivors who were sexually abused attempted to speak with the administration of the Southern Baptist Convention about the preachers and congregation workers. Nearly all of these revealed incidents fell beyond the SOL, making it uncertain the number of predators were really incriminated. According to the document, a super secret list was kept. Abuse survivors’ cries for fair treatment went ignored as officials from churches and organizations attempted to shield themselves rather than those who have been victimized by sexual abuse.

The report alleges that a major “SBC” official was credibly implicated of sexual assault only one month after finishing his two-year duration as the convention’s president. Furthermore, Johnny Hunt, a popular Georgia Southern Baptist preacher and senior vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s objectives arm, was credibly implicated of assaulting a woman during a 2010 holiday in Panama City Beach, FL. The North American Mission Board president declared he was unaware of the accusations prior to Hunt resigning on May thirteenth. The report additionally identifies 3 previous presidents of the convention, a former vice president, and the former head of the SBC’s administrative arm as prominent SBC officials who helped in covering and even encouraged known abusers.

Responsibility in the Baptist Church

The document claims that a principal Southern Baptist official was credibly implicated of sexual abuse just one month after completing his two-year spell as the convention’s president. The report also names 3 prior presidents of the convention, a previous vice president, and the previous head of the SBC’s administrative council as notable SBC leaders who assisted in covering up and also encouraged thought sexual predators.

He desires this report will bring about much-needed reform and hold those accountable for their misconduct.

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