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Was David Glenn Boyd Listed On The SBC Investigation Report?

David Glenn Boyd, a former pastor at Wheelwright Baptist Church, was sentenced to ten years in jail for child pornography in 2018. In December 2018, the 53-year-old Floyd County resident pled guilty to one count of disseminating child pornography. Prosecutors claim they found a laptop containing dozens of indecent photographs and recordings of youngsters, some as young as 12 years old.

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Southern Baptist Convention Guidepost Report

According to the Washington Post, a 300-page report was released on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The report includes terrible brand-new details regarding certain abuse occurrences and sheds light on how denominational authorities actively resisted abuse prevention and reform for decades.

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have announced an extensive and independent third-party investigation that revealed that abusers were often disregarded, forgotten, and even criticized by upper-level congregation authorities from within this religious denomination of more than 16 million people. Additionally, it showed these leaders often lied to their own members to prevent them from understanding the widespread sexual assaults.

Click to read more on the Southern Baptist Convention Guidepost Report.

A Story of Ignored Mishandling

Nearly all of these reported occurrences fell outside of the statute of limitations, making it unclear how many predators were in fact charged. According to the report, an in-house list was kept.

One victim recounted being treated with hostility as she alleged she was sexually assaulted by a youth pastor. The accused pastor served in multiple Southern Baptist churches in a number of states. During a meeting with the SBC leaders in 2007, a member of the Executive Board “turned his back to her during her speech and another chortled.”

Responsibility in the SBC

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 demonstrates a pattern of stonewalling, coverup, intimidation, and retaliation.” He anticipates this document will deliver much-needed reform and hold those responsible for their horrific actions.

The report states that a key Southern Baptist leader was credibly implicated of sexual assault merely one month after finishing his two-year stretch as the convention’s president. The report also names 3 previous presidents of the convention, a previous vice president, and the former head of the SBC’s administrative council as renoun SBC leaders who aided in covering and also motivated suspected sexual predators.

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