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Was Jeffery Lamar Carter Listed in the SBC Abuse Report?

Jeffery Lamar Carter, a recreation minister at Madison Street Baptist Church in Starke, FL, was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior on a minor. According to State of Florida v. Jeffrey Lamar Carter in the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court in Bradford County, Carter pleaded no contest to aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony and received five years probation.

Southern Baptist Convention Sexual Abuse Helpline

SBC Executive Committee Response To Report

According to the Washington Post, a 300-page report was launched on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The document consists of terrible brand-new details concerning specific abuse instances and clarify how denominational officials actively resisted abuse prevention and change for many years.

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have revealed a comprehensive and independent 3rd party examination that found that abusers were often ignored, forgotten, or even criticized by high-level church officials from within this religious denomination of larger than 16 million people. Additionally, it revealed these leaders frequently lied to their own members to stop them from knowing the widespread sexual misconduct.

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A Story of Overlooked Misconduct

The report alleges that an essential Southern Baptist leader was credibly accused of sexual abuse merely one calendar month after completing his two-year term as the convention’s president. The report also names three previous presidents of the SBC, a previous vice president, and the previous head of the SBC’s administrative arm as renowned SBC leaders who helped in covering and even encouraged thought abusers.

One victim talked about being treated with hostility as she claimed she was sexually assaulted by a youth pastor. The implicated pastor served in several Southern Baptist churches in several states. At a meeting 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 Southern Baptist Convention

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

The report states that a major Southern Baptist leader was credibly accused of sexual assault only one month after finishing his two-year stretch as the convention’s president. The report also names 3 previous presidents of the convention, a previous vice president, and the previous head of the SBC’s administrative council as renoun SBC leaders who helped in covering and actually motivated believed sexual abusers.

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

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