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Jay Clair Strickland Named in Southern Baptist Convention List of Abusers
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Was Jay Clair Strickland Listed in SBC Abuse Investigation Report?

Jay Clair Strickland is a retired administrative pastor from Sharon Heights Baptist Church in Brookside, Alabama. He was convicted of first-degree sodomy in Jefferson County, Alabama, in 2016 and is a sex offender.

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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 file contains scary brand-new information concerning certain abuse circumstances and clarify how denominational authorities actively hindered abuse prevention and change for many years.

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have actually revealed a comprehensive and independent 3rd party examination that revealed that abusers were typically disregarded, forgotten, and even admonished by high-level congregation leaders from within this religious denomination of more than 16 million individuals. Moreover, it showed these leaders often deceived their own members to keep them from being aware of the prevalent sexual wrongdoing.

Continue reading more about the bombshell Southern Baptist List of Names

A History of Dismissed Abuse

For nearly twenty years, survivors who were sexually abused sought to contact the administration of the Southern Baptist Convention about the pastors and church employees. Nearly all of these revealed events fell outside of the SOL, making it uncertain just how many sexual abusers were actually indicted. According to the report, a secret list was kept. Abuse victims’ cries for accountability went unheeded as officials from companies and churches attempted to safeguard themselves rather than those who have actually been taken advantage of by sexual abuse.

The report alleges that a principal Southern Baptist Convention official was credibly implicated of sexual assault merely 1 month after completing his two-year period as the convention’s president. In Addition, 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 at a 2010 trip in Panama City Beach, Florida. The North American Mission Board president claimed he was uninformed of the allegations prior to Hunt resigning on May 13. The report additionally identifies three prior presidents of the convention, a former vice president, and the previous head of the SBC’s administrative arm as prominent SBC leaders who aided in covering for and even encouraged alleged abusers.

Accountability 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, take a look at all the good we do.’ The report demonstrates a trend of stonewalling, coverup, intimidation, and retaliation.” He hopes this document will deliver much-needed change and hold those accountable for their actions.

The document asserts that a major Southern Baptist leader was credibly implicated of sexual assault only one month after finishing his two-year term as the convention’s president. The report also names three prior presidents of the convention, a previous vice president, and the previous head of the SBC’s administrative council as prominent SBC leaders who helped in protecting and actually encouraged thought sexual abusers.

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