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Was Greg Dickens Listed in SBC Abuse Investigation Report?

Greg Dickens of Winona, TX and a Winona First Baptist Church youth group sponsor, was sentenced to 20 years in jail in 2004 for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.

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SBC Guidepost Report PDF

According to the Washington Post, a 300-page report was released on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The report contains terrible new details regarding specific abuse instances and sheds light on how denominational authorities actively opposed abuse avoidance and change for years.

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have actually revealed a comprehensive and independent 3rd party examination that revealed that abusers were often ignored, forgotten, or perhaps blamed by high-level congregation authorities from within this religious denomination of larger than 16 million individuals. Furthermore, it exposed these leaders typically deceived their own members to stop them from being aware of the rampant sexual abuses.

Click to continue reading about the groundbreaking SBC Guidepost Report PDF

A Past of Disregarded Mishandling

The report claims that a principal Southern Baptist official was credibly accused of sexual assault just one month after completing his two-year period as the convention’s president. Furthermore, Johnny Hunt, a well-known Georgia Southern Baptist preacher and senior vice president of the SBC’s missions arm, was credibly accused of abusing a female during a 2010 getaway in Panama City Beach, FL. The North American Mission Board president declared he was uninformed of the allegations prior to Hunt resigning on May 13. The report also names 3 previous presidents of the convention, a previous vice president, and the previous head of the SBC’s administrative arm as prominent SBC leaders who assisted in covering and even encouraged suspected abusers.

One victim recounted being treated with animosity as she claimed she was sexually abused by a youth pastor. The implicated pastor served in multiple Southern Baptist churches in a number of states. At a conference with the SBC leaders in 2007, a member of the Executive Committee “turned his back to her during her speech and another chortled.”

Responsibility in the Baptist Church

The report asserts that a principal Southern Baptist official was credibly implicated of sexual abuse only 1 month after completing his two-year spell as the convention’s president. The report likewise names three prior presidents of the convention, a previous vice president, and the former head of the SBC’s administrative arm as notable SBC leaders who helped in protecting and also motivated presumed sexual abusers.

He desires this report will bring about much-needed change and hold those accountable for their horrific acts of abuse.

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