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Was Lloyd C. Schallenberger Named in Southern Baptist List of Abusers?

Lloyd C. Schallenberger helped with the youth program and Sunday school at First Baptist Church in Richland, Mississippi. In Florida, he was arrested on charges of sexual battery on a minor when he was working at an unnamed church in Polk County. According to Florida prison and court records, he was sentenced to four years probation in July 2017 for willful abuse of a child (following a guilty plea).

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Southern Baptist Convention List Of Abusers

According to the Washington Post, a 300-page report was launched on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The file contains horrible new information concerning certain abuse occurrences and clarify how denominational officials actively fought abuse avoidance and change for decades.

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have actually announced a substantial and independent third-party examination that uncovered that abusers were frequently neglected, forgotten, or perhaps admonished by high-level church authorities from within this religious denomination of more than 16 million individuals. In addition, it revealed these leaders typically lied to their very own members to keep them from understanding the rampant sexual misconduct.

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A Past of Ignored Mishandling

Nearly all of these disclosed occurrences fell outside of the statutes of limitations, making it uncertain how many abusers were really charged. According to the report, a secret list of abusers was kept.

The report alleges that a major “SBC” leader was credibly implicated of sexual assault merely one month after completing his two-year period as the convention’s president. Furthermore, 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 abusing a woman at a 2010 trip in Panama City Beach, Florida. The North American Mission Board president declared he was unaware of the accusations prior to Hunt resigning on May 13. The report likewise names 3 previous presidents of the convention, a former vice president, and the former head of the SBC’s administrative arm as prominent SBC leaders who aided in covering for and even motivated known abusers.

One victim outlined being treated with hostility as she claimed she was sexually assaulted by a youth pastor. The implicated 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.”

Responsibility in the Southern Baptist Church

Russell Moore, the former head of the SBC’s policy arm, 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 trend of stonewalling, retaliation, intimidation, and coverup.” He anticipates this report will bring much-needed reform and hold those liable for their horrific actions.

He desires this report will instigate much-needed reform and hold those accountable for their horrific acts of abuse.

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