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Was John Holland Brothers Jr. Listed in the Southern Baptist Abuse Investigation Report?

John Holland Brothers Jr. was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison in Colorado in 2014 for 16 counts of sexual assault on a juvenile. He worked as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Yampa and taught at Heritage Christian School west of Steamboat Springs while residing in Colorado.

He then went on to become the youth pastor at Hyland Baptist Church in Henderson, Kentucky. Brothers served as a youth preacher at Hyland Baptist Church from 2008 to 2011, and was charged with two charges of first-degree sexual assault in the fall of 2011. The charges originate from two members of the youth organization allegedly being abused.

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Southern Baptist Convention List Of Abusers

According to the Washington Post, a 300-page report was launched on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The report includes scary new specifics concerning particular abuse occurrences and clarify how denominational authorities actively disapproved abuse prevention and reform for several years.

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have actually announced a substantial and independent third-party examination that revealed that abusers were often ignored, forgotten, or perhaps criticized by high-ranking congregation leaders from within this religious denomination of larger than 16 million people. In addition, it disclosed these leaders often lied to their very own members to prevent them from knowing the unchecked sexual misconduct.

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A Record of Disregarded Misconduct

Almost all of these reported events fell outside of the statute of limitations, making it unclear how many predators were in fact charged. According to the report, a secret list was kept.

The report declares that a crucial Southern Baptist leader was credibly accused of sexual abuse only one calendar month after finishing 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 renowned SBC leaders who aided in covering and even encouraged presumed abusers.

Responsibility in the Southern Baptist Community

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

The report claims that a key Southern Baptist official was credibly accused of sexual assault just 1 month after finishing his two-year spell as the convention’s president. The report also names three prior presidents of the convention, a former vice president, and the previous head of the SBC’s administrative council as notable SBC leaders who helped in covering and even encouraged suspected sexual abusers.

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