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Was Michael Alan Crippen Listed In SBC Abuse Investigation Report?

Michael Alan Crippen, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Duenweg, Missouri, admitted to being a pornographic addict and was sentenced to 3 years and 10 months in prison without the possibility of parole for one count of possessing child pornography. He will also be on supervised release for 20 years and is registered in Missouri as a sex offender for offenses.

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SBC Guidepost Report Names

According to the Washington Post, a 300-page report was launched on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The file consists of scary brand-new details regarding specific abuse instances and sheds light on how denominational authorities actively opposed abuse avoidance and change for decades.

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have announced an extensive and independent third-party investigation that found that abusers were often ignored, forgotten, or even denounced by high-ranking congregation administrators from within this religious denomination of greater than 16 million people. In addition, it exposed these leaders frequently lied to their own members to keep them from being aware of the prevalent sexual misconduct.

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A History of Disregarded Mishandling

Nearly all of these disclosed events occurred outside of the statute of limitations, making it unclear how many abusers were actually charged. According to the report, an in-house list was kept.

The report claims that an essential Southern Baptist leader was credibly accused of sexual abuse merely one month after finishing his two-year term as the convention’s president. The report also names 3 prior presidents of the convention, a former vice president, and the previous head of the SBC’s administrative arm as noted SBC leaders who aided in covering and even encouraged thought abusers.

One victim outlined being treated with hostility as she alleged she was sexually assaulted by a youth pastor. The implicated pastor served in multiple Southern Baptist churches in a number of states. At a meeting with the SBC leaders in 2007, a member of the Exec Council “turned his back to her during her speech and another chortled.”

Responsibility in the Baptist Church

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

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

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