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Was Andres Ybarra Garcia Named in SBC Abuse Investigation Report?

Andres Garcia, a former pastor at Primera Iglesia Bautista del Sur Colirio in Yuba City, California, was sentenced to 270 days in prison in 2007. Garcia was found guilty of lewd and lascivious behavior toward a 12-year-old girl. He is a convicted sex offender in California for lewd and lascivious behavior with a girl under the age of 14.

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Southern Baptist Convention List Of Abusers

According to the Washington Post, a 300-page report was launched on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The file consists of horrible new information concerning particular abuse circumstances and clarify how denominational officials actively resisted abuse avoidance and change for many years.

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have revealed an extensive and independent 3rd party examination that uncovered that abusers were typically ignored, forgotten, or perhaps admonished by high-ranking church authorities from within this religious denomination of more than 16 million people. Additionally, it revealed these leaders frequently lied to their very own members to prevent them from being aware of the prevalent sexual assaults.

Continue reading to learn more about the Southern Baptist List of Abusers

A History of Ignored Abuse

Almost all of these disclosed occurrences fell outside of the statutes of limitations, making it uncertain how many abusers were in fact charged. According to the report, an in-house list of predators was kept.

The report claims that a senior Convention official was credibly implicated of sexual assault just one month after completing his two-year stretch as the convention’s president. Furthermore, Johnny Hunt, a widely known Georgia Southern Baptist preacher and senior vice president of the SBC’s missions arm, was credibly accused of assaulting a fellow congregant during a 2010 trip in Panama City Beach, FL. The North American Mission Board president declared he was unaware of the accusations prior to Hunt resigning on May 13. The report likewise identifies 3 prior presidents of the convention, a former vice president, and the previous head of the SBC’s administrative arm as prominent SBC officials who assisted in covering and even encouraged suspected abusers.

Accountability in the Southern Baptist Church

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

The report alleges that a leading Southern Baptist leader was credibly implicated of sexual abuse just 1 month after completing his two-year spell as the convention’s president. The report also names 3 previous presidents of the convention, a former vice president, and the previous head of the SBC’s administrative council as renoun SBC leaders who aided in protecting and even encouraged thought sexual abusers.

He anticipates this report will bring about much-needed change and hold those accountable for their horrific acts of abuse.

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