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Jerry Dale Carver Named in Southern Baptist List of Abusers
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Was Jerry Dale Carver Named On The SBC Abuse Investigation Report?

Jerry Dale Carver, a former minister of education at the Great Hills Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, was charged in 2006 with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy by enticing him into his car at a bus stop. In 2008, he pled guilty and was sentenced to ten years of probation.

Previously in 1999, at the same church, former youth minister Charles “Rick” Willits was arrested on allegations of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy.

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SBC Guidepost Report Names

According to the Washington Post, a 300-page report was released on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The file includes terrible brand-new information concerning particular abuse circumstances and sheds light on how denominational authorities actively hindered abuse avoidance and change for years.

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have actually announced an extensive and independent 3rd party investigation that found that abusers were typically neglected, forgotten, and even blamed by high-ranking congregation administrators from within this religious denomination of greater than 16 million individuals.

Read more on the SBC Guidepost Report of Names

A Record Of Overlooked Mishandling Of Abuse

The report claims that a crucial Southern Baptist leader was credibly implicated of sexual abuse only one month after finishing his two-year term as the convention’s president. The report also names three previous presidents of the SBC, a former vice president, and the former head of the SBC’s administrative arm as notable SBC leaders who helped in covering and even encouraged believed abusers.

One victim talked about being treated with animosity as she claimed she was sexually abused by a youth pastor. The implicated 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 Exec Committee “turned his back to her during her speech and another chortled.”

Accountability in the SBC

The document states that a key Southern Baptist official was credibly implicated of sexual assault just 1 month after completing his two-year term as the convention’s president. The report likewise names 3 prior presidents of the convention, a previous vice president, and the previous head of the SBC’s administrative arm as renoun SBC leaders who aided in covering and also motivated believed sexual predators.

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

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