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Was Angelo Golatt Listed in Southern Baptist Abuse Investigation?

Angelo “Doggy” Golatt was a youth pastor at Buhl, Idaho’s Calvary Assembly of God and a former youth leader at Donahue Family Church in Pineville, Louisiana, where the male victims aged 9 to 19 attended. Golatt was sentenced to four counts of forcible rape in March 2012 and is currently serving four concurrent 40-year sentences in Louisiana state prison. In May 2011, he was charged with 13 sex crimes against children. Golatt was arrested in March 2010 on suspicion of committing 63 offenses.

There were also victims in Idaho, where Golatt lived with his wife in 2006 and worked in a mentally retarded facility. Golatt was arrested for sexually abusing a resident at the Centers for Independent Living in Twin Falls, where he worked as a developmental specialist.

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Southern Baptist Convention 2022 Report

According to the Washington Post, a 300-page report was released on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The document includes horrifying brand-new details regarding certain abuse circumstances and clarify how denominational authorities actively hindered abuse prevention and change for several years.

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have actually announced a substantial and independent 3rd party examination that discovered that abusers were typically neglected, forgotten, or even criticized by high-level congregation representatives from within this religious denomination of greater than 16 million individuals. Additionally, it revealed these leaders typically lied to their very own members to avoid them from being aware of the flagrant sexual wrongdoing.

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A Record of Ignored Misconduct

Almost all of these disclosed occurrences occurred outside of the statute of limitations, making it unclear how many abusers were actually charged. According to the report, a secret list of abusers was kept.

The report stated that a crucial Southern Baptist leader was credibly implicated of sexual assault merely 1 month after finishing his two-year term as the convention’s president. The report likewise names three previous presidents of the SBC, a former vice president, and the previous head of the SBC’s administrative arm as notable SBC leaders who helped in covering up for and even encouraged thought abusers.

Accountability in the Baptist Church

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

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