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Was Dalton Lanhier Listed in the Southern Baptist List of Abusers?

Dalton Lanhier worked as a youth pastor at Trinity Life Baptist Church in Garland, Texas. In 2016, he was convicted of four counts of indecency with a child with contact and two counts of child sexual abuse. In Texas, he is serving a 30-year sentence.

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Southern Baptist Convention 2022 Report

According to the Washington Post, a 300-page report was launched on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The report contains horrible brand-new details concerning particular abuse occurrences and clarify how denominational authorities actively opposed abuse avoidance and change for several years.

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have actually revealed an extensive and independent third-party examination that revealed that abusers were often ignored, forgotten, or perhaps criticized by high-level church administrators from within this religious denomination of more than 16 million individuals. In addition, it disclosed these leaders typically lied to their own members to stop them from knowing the widespread sexual wrongdoing.

Click to read more on the Southern Baptist Convention 2022 Report

A Record of Disregarded Misconduct

Practically all of these reported incidents occurred outside of the statutes of limitations, making it uncertain how many predators were really charged. According to the report, an in-house list was kept.

The report asserts that a key “SBC” official was credibly accused of sexual assault only 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 SBC’s missions arm, was credibly implicated of abusing a woman at a 2010 vacation in Panama City Beach, FL. The North American Mission Board president claimed he was uninformed of the accusations prior to Hunt resigning on May thirteenth. The report additionally names three prior presidents of the convention, a previous vice president, and the former head of the SBC’s administrative arm as prominent SBC leaders who aided in covering up for and even motivated suspected abusers.

Responsibility in the Southern Baptist Church

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

The report states that a leading Southern Baptist official was credibly accused of sexual abuse only one month after completing his two-year term as the convention’s president. The report also names three previous presidents of the convention, a former vice president, and the previous head of the SBC’s administrative division as renoun SBC leaders who helped in covering and even encouraged presumed abusers.

He anticipates this report will instigate much-needed reform and hold those accountable for their misconduct.

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