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Was John Calvin Savage Listed in SBC Abuse Investigation Report?

John Calvin Savage, a former Sunday school teacher at Grace Baptist Church in Corona, California, admitted to performing a lewd act on a 12-year-old girl in his class. He spent a year in prison, followed by probation for three years. He is a registered sex offender for the rest of his life.

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Southern Baptist Convention 2022 Report

According to the Washington Post, a 300-page report was launched on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The report includes horrifying brand-new details regarding certain abuse circumstances and clarify how denominational officials actively fought abuse avoidance and change for many years.

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have revealed an extensive and independent third-party investigation that found that abusers were often overlooked, forgotten, or perhaps criticized by high-ranking church administrators from within this religious denomination of more than 16 million people. Additionally, it uncovered these leaders often lied to their very own members to stop them from knowing the flagrant sexual misbehavior.

Continue reading more about the Southern Baptist Convention 2022 Report

A Record of Overlooked Abuse

For almost two decades, victims who were sexually assaulted sought to speak with the administration of the “SBC” regarding the priests and congregation workers. Nearly all of these revealed incidents fell outside of the SOL, making it uncertain exactly how many predators were actually charged. According to the report, an in-house list was kept. Abuse survivors’ cries for fair treatment went ignored as officials from churches and companies tried to protect themselves rather than those who have actually been taken advantage of by sexual assault.

The report stated that a key Southern Baptist leader was credibly implicated of sexual abuse merely one calendar month after finishing his two-year term as the convention’s president. The report likewise names 3 prior presidents of the SBC, a former vice president, and the former head of the SBC’s administrative arm as noted SBC leaders who aided in covering up for and even encouraged suspected abusers.

Accountability in the SBC

Russell Moore, the previous 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 shows a pattern of stonewalling, retaliation, coverup, and intimidation.” He anticipates this report will bring much-needed change and hold those liable for their actions.

The document alleges that a major Southern Baptist leader was credibly accused of sexual abuse merely 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 former head of the SBC’s administrative branch as renoun SBC leaders who aided in covering up and actually encouraged presumed abusers.

He wishes this report will bring much-needed change and hold those accountable for their actions.

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