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Was Timothy Han Named in SBC Abuse Investigation Report?

Timothy Han, a former Miracle Land Korean Baptist Church youth group leader in Cypress, California, pleaded guilty in 2009. According to Orange County court records, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years probation for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor three years younger than the perpetrator and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Southern Baptist Convention Sexual Abuse Helpline

List of Southern Baptist Abusers

According to the Washington Post, a 300-page report was launched on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The document includes horrible new details relating to specific abuse instances and clarify how denominational authorities actively opposed abuse avoidance and change for years.

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have revealed a comprehensive and independent 3rd party examination that found that abusers were frequently ignored, forgotten, or perhaps denounced by upper-level church administrators from within this religious denomination of larger than 16 million people. In addition, it revealed these leaders often deceived their very own members to avoid them from being aware of the widespread sexual misbehavior.

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A Past of Dismissed Mishandling

For nearly 2 decades, survivors who were sexually assaulted attempted to reach out to the administration of the Southern Baptist Convention concerning the pastors and congregation employees. Almost all of these reported events fell beyond the statutes of limitations, making it unclear the number of sexual abusers were actually indicted. However, abuse survivors’ shouts for justice went unnoticed as leaders from churches and organizations attempted to safeguard themselves rather than those who have actually been preyed on by sexual abuse.

The report asserts that a senior Convention leader was credibly accused of sexual assault just 1 month after finishing his two-year period 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 implicated of abusing a lady at a 2010 vacation in Panama City Beach, FL. The North American Mission Board president claimed he was unaware of the allegations prior to Hunt resigning on May thirteenth. The report additionally identifies 3 prior 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 and even encouraged alleged abusers.

Accountability in the Southern Baptist Convention

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 desires this document will deliver much-needed reform and hold those accountable for their actions.

The report asserts that a major Southern Baptist leader was credibly accused of sexual abuse just 1 month after finishing his two-year stretch as the convention’s president. The report likewise names 3 prior presidents of the convention, a former vice president, and the previous head of the SBC’s administrative division as prominent SBC leaders who aided in covering up and also encouraged thought sexual abusers.

He desires this report will bring about much-needed reform and hold those accountable for their misconduct.

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