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Jefferson Marion Moore Jr. Named in SBC Abuse Investigation Report
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Was Jefferson Marion Moore Jr. Listed in Southern Baptist Abuse Database?

Jefferson Marion Moore Jr., a former pastor, and owner of Dogwood City Daycare in Dogwood City, TX, was convicted of raping a child. He was sentenced to life in prison and died there in 2008.

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SBC Investigation Report

According to the Washington Post, a 300-page report was launched on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The document includes terrible brand-new details relating to particular abuse circumstances and sheds light on how denominational officials actively hindered abuse avoidance and change for many years.

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have actually revealed a comprehensive and independent 3rd party investigation that revealed that abusers were frequently disregarded, forgotten, or even admonished by upper-level congregation leaders from within this religious denomination of more than 16 million people. In addition, it showed these leaders often lied to their very own members to stop them from understanding the rampant sexual assaults.

Continue reading more about the bombshell SBC Investigation Report

A Record of Disregarded Abuse

Practically all of these disclosed events 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 of predators was kept.

The report claims that a principal Southern Baptist leader was credibly accused 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 Southern Baptist Convention’s objectives arm, was credibly implicated of assaulting a female during a 2010 vacation in Panama City Beach, Florida. The North American Mission Board president declared he was unaware of the allegations prior to Hunt resigning on May thirteenth. The report also names three previous presidents of the convention, a former vice president, and the former head of the SBC’s administrative arm as prominent SBC leaders who helped in covering up for and even encouraged known abusers.

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

Accountability in the Southern Baptist Church

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

The document asserts that a principal Southern Baptist official was credibly accused of sexual assault no more than one month after finishing his two-year term as the convention’s president. The report likewise names 3 previous presidents of the convention, a previous vice president, and the former head of the SBC’s administrative branch as prominent SBC leaders who assisted in protecting and actually encouraged thought abusers.

He desires this report will be the catalyst for much-needed change and hold those accountable for their horrific acts of abuse.

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