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Was Jeremy Fulton Listed in the Southern Baptist Abuse Investigation Report?

Jeremy Fulton, a former youth minister and after-school and summer camp director at New York City’s Mariner’s Temple Baptist Church, pleaded guilty to rape. Fulton was sentenced to 22 years in prison after admitting to sexually abusing five girls aged 10 to 16 who attended his New York City church.

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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 report contains horrifying new specifics relating to particular abuse instances and clarify how denominational authorities actively disapproved abuse avoidance and change for many years.

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have actually revealed an extensive and independent third-party investigation that discovered that abusers were often ignored, forgotten, and even condemned by high-ranking congregation administrators from within this religious denomination of more than 16 million individuals. Moreover, it showed these leaders frequently deceived their very own members to prevent them from knowing the prevalent sexual wrongdoing.

Click to read more about the groundbreaking Southern Baptist Convention 2022 Report

A Story of Dismissed Misconduct

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

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

Can The Baptist Church Be Held Accountable?

Russell Moore, the former 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 sensational report demonstrates a trend of stonewalling, intimidation, retaliation, and coverup.” He desires this document will deliver much-needed change and hold those liable for their actions.

The document asserts that a leading Southern Baptist leader was credibly accused of sexual abuse no more than one month after finishing his two-year term as the convention’s president. The report likewise names three prior presidents of the convention, a former vice president, and the previous head of the SBC’s administrative division as notable SBC leaders who assisted in protecting and actually motivated thought sexual predators.

He anticipates this report will bring about much-needed reform and hold those accountable for their actions.

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