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Was Jordan Lee Roseboom Named in Southern Baptist Abuse Database?

Jordan Lee Roseboom, a former youth ministry volunteer at Rock Point Baptist Church in Crawfordsville, Indiana, was accused of fondling ten male minors under the age of 14. Roseboom is an Indiana sex offender with six child molestation convictions from 2013. (following guilty pleas). He was sentenced to three years in prison on four counts and three years probation on two counts. Roseboom was released on probation from prison in 2017.

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List of Southern Baptist Abusers

According to the Washington Post, a 300-page report was launched on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The file contains terrible new specifics concerning particular abuse circumstances and clarify how denominational officials actively opposed abuse avoidance and change for decades.

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have actually revealed a substantial and independent 3rd party investigation that revealed that abusers were typically neglected, forgotten, or even denounced by high-level congregation officials from within this religious denomination of greater than 16 million individuals. Additionally, it uncovered these leaders often lied to their very own members to prevent them from being aware of the prevalent sexual wrongdoing.

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A Past of Overlooked Abuse

The report alleges that a senior “SBC” official was credibly implicated of sexual assault just one month after finishing his two-year stretch as the convention’s president. Additionally, Johnny Hunt, a popular Georgia Southern Baptist preacher and senior vice president of the SBC’s missions arm, was credibly accused of abusing a fellow congregant at a 2010 vacation in Panama City Beach, FL. The North American Mission Board president claimed he was unaware of the accusations prior to Hunt resigning on May 13. The report also names three prior presidents of the convention, a former vice president, and the previous head of the SBC’s administrative arm as prominent SBC leaders who helped in covering for and even encouraged alleged abusers.

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

Accountability in the Baptist Convention

The document asserts that a principal Southern Baptist official was credibly implicated of sexual assault only one month after completing his two-year stretch as the convention’s president. The report likewise names three prior presidents of the convention, a former vice president, and the former head of the SBC’s administrative division as prominent SBC leaders who helped in covering and even motivated thought sexual abusers.

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

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