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Was David J. Troup Named in Southern Baptist Abuse Database?

David J. Troup, former pastor of Borden Baptist Church in Woodhull, NY, was sentenced to 12 years in prison, followed by 8 years of post-release supervision, and was placed on the sex offender registry in 2005 for abusing a 12-year-old boy and two 10-year-old boys.

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According to the Washington Post, a 300-page report was launched on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The file contains terrible new specifics relating to specific abuse instances and clarify how denominational officials actively disapproved abuse prevention and change for many years.

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have revealed an extensive and independent 3rd party investigation that discovered that abusers were often ignored, forgotten, and even condemned by high-ranking congregation leaders from within this religious denomination of more than 16 million individuals. Additionally, it revealed these leaders often lied to their very own members to prevent them from understanding the widespread sexual misconduct.

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A Past of Overlooked Abuse

The report claims that an essential Southern Baptist leader was credibly implicated of sexual assault only 1 calendar month after completing his two-year term as the convention’s president. The report likewise names 3 prior presidents of the convention, a previous vice president, and the previous head of the SBC’s administrative arm as prominent SBC leaders who helped in covering for and even encouraged thought abusers.

One victim detailed being treated with hostility as she alleged she was sexually assaulted by a youth pastor. The accused pastor served in numerous Southern Baptist churches in numerous states. During a conference with the SBC leaders in 2007, a member of the Executive Council “turned his back to her during her speech and another chortled.”

Accountability in the Baptist Convention

Russell Moore, the former head of the SBC’s policy branch, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, specified ‘this is not all Southern Baptists, look at all the good we do.’ The Report shows a pattern of stonewalling, coverup, intimidation, and retaliation.” He hopes this document will bring much-needed reform and hold those liable for their horrific actions.

The report states that a major Southern Baptist official was credibly accused of sexual assault no more than 1 month after completing his two-year term as the convention’s president. The report likewise names three prior presidents of the convention, a former vice president, and the previous head of the SBC’s administrative council as prominent SBC leaders who aided in protecting and also motivated suspected sexual predators.

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