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Was Samuel Yoon Listed in SBC Abuse Investigation Report Database?

Samuel Yoon, youth pastor at San Leandro’s New Community Mission Church, was arrested at an Orlando youth conference for soliciting prostitution with an underage teenage girl. Yoon had anticipated meeting a 14-year-old girl. In 2014, he pleaded guilty to soliciting prostitution and was sentenced to five years probation.

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Southern Baptist List Of Names

According to the Washington Post, a 300-page report was released on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The report includes horrifying new details relating to specific abuse instances and sheds light on how denominational authorities actively opposed abuse avoidance and reform for decades.

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have actually announced a substantial and independent third-party examination that found that abusers were frequently overlooked, forgotten, or perhaps condemned by high-ranking congregation administrators from within this religious denomination of more than 16 million people. Furthermore, it showed these leaders typically lied to their very own members to stop them from knowing the prevalent sexual misconduct.

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A History of Disregarded Abuse

Almost all of these disclosed incidents fell outside of the statute of limitations, making it uncertain how many predators were really charged. According to the report, an internal list of predators was kept.

The report claims that a key “SBC” official was credibly implicated of sexual assault merely 1 month after finishing his two-year stretch as the convention’s president. Furthermore, Johnny Hunt, a popular Georgia Southern Baptist preacher and senior vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s objectives arm, was credibly accused of assaulting a female at a 2010 holiday in Panama City Beach, FL. The North American Mission Board president declared he was uninformed of the allegations prior to Hunt resigning on May 13. The report likewise names three previous presidents of the convention, a former vice president, and the former head of the SBC’s administrative arm as prominent SBC officials who helped in covering up for and even motivated alleged abusers.

One victim outlined 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 numerous 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 Church

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

The report claims that a leading Southern Baptist official was credibly accused of sexual assault just 1 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 division as notable SBC leaders who assisted in covering up and also encouraged believed sexual abusers.

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