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Minh Van Nguyen Named in Southern Baptist Convention List of Abusers
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Was Minh Van Nguyen Listed in the SBC Report of Abuse?

Minh Van Nguyen was accused of sexually abusing a child when she was 10 years old over a four-year period. Minh Van Nguyen was Senior Pastor of the First Vietnamese Alliance Church in San Jose, California. He is a sex offender in California for engaging in lewd or lascivious acts with a child under the age of 15 in 2009.

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Southern Baptist Abuse Database

According to the Washington Post, a 300-page report was released on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The file contains scary brand-new specifics relating to specific abuse circumstances and sheds light on how denominational authorities actively disapproved abuse prevention and reform for years.

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have actually announced a substantial and independent 3rd party investigation that revealed that abusers were frequently disregarded, forgotten, and even criticized by high-ranking church authorities from within this religious denomination of greater than 16 million people. Furthermore, it exposed these leaders typically deceived their own members to stop them from understanding the flagrant sexual misconduct.

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A History of Overlooked Misconduct

The report claims that a senior Convention leader was credibly implicated of sexual assault only one month after completing his two-year duration as the convention’s president. In Addition, Johnny Hunt, a well-known Georgia Southern Baptist preacher and senior vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s missions arm, was credibly implicated of assaulting a fellow congregant during a 2010 holiday in Panama City Beach, FL. The North American Mission Board president claimed he was unaware of the accusations 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 and even encouraged suspected abusers.

One victim described being treated with animosity as she claimed she was sexually assaulted by a youth pastor. The accused pastor served in several Southern Baptist churches in a number of states. At a conference with the SBC leaders in 2007, a member of the Exec Council “turned his back to her during her speech and another chortled.”

Accountability in the Southern Baptist Convention

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

The document states that a key Southern Baptist leader was credibly implicated of sexual abuse only one month after finishing his two-year spell as the convention’s president. The report also names 3 previous 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 encouraged believed sexual predators.

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