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Was Timothy Scott Richerson Listed in SBC Abuse Investigation Report?

Timothy Scott Richerson, a former youth minister at Campbellsville’s Freedom Baptist Church, was sentenced to ten years in federal prison for using a computer to entice a girl to engage in sexual activity. In 2008, he was convicted of enticing a minor female and sentenced to ten years in federal prison. He was registered as a sex offender in Kentucky after his release in 2016.

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Southern Baptist List Of Names

According to the Washington Post, a 300-page report was launched on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The report includes terrible new information regarding certain abuse instances and sheds light on how denominational authorities actively opposed abuse avoidance and reform for years.

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have announced a substantial and independent third-party examination that discovered that abusers were typically neglected, forgotten, or even criticized by upper-level congregation officials from within this religious denomination of larger than 16 million members. In addition, it exposed these leaders typically deceived their very own members to stop them from being aware of the flagrant sexual misconduct.

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A Past of Ignored Mishandling

For almost 20 years, victims who were sexually abused sought to contact the administration of the “SBC” concerning the pastors and congregation staff members. Nearly all of these disclosed occurrences fell beyond the statutes of limitations, making it uncertain how many sexual abusers were really incriminated. According to the report, an in-house record was kept. Nevertheless, abuse survivors’ cries for justice went ignored as leaders from organizations and churches tried to shield themselves instead of those who have actually been victimized by sexual abuse.

The report claims that a key Southern Baptist leader was credibly accused of sexual abuse just 1 calendar month after finishing his two-year term as the convention’s president. The report likewise names three prior presidents of the SBC, a former vice president, and the former head of the SBC’s administrative arm as prominent SBC leaders who aided in covering and even encouraged believed abusers.

Accountability in the Baptist Convention

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

The document states that a leading Southern Baptist official was credibly accused of sexual assault merely one month after completing his two-year term as the convention’s president. The report likewise names 3 previous presidents of the convention, a previous vice president, and the former head of the SBC’s administrative council as notable SBC leaders who helped in covering up and even encouraged believed sexual predators.

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