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Was Phillip Joubert Listed in SBC Abuse Investigation Report?

Phillip Joubert, pastor of Community Baptist Church in Bayside, New York, was sentenced to five years in prison in 2009 for sexually abusing a minor. Previously Served Churches: Bethany Baptist Church, Brooklyn, NY as an assistant pastor.

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SBC Investigation Report

According to the Washington Post, a 300-page report was released on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The document consists of scary brand-new details concerning specific abuse circumstances and sheds light on how denominational officials actively disapproved abuse prevention and change for several years.

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have actually revealed a comprehensive and independent 3rd party examination that uncovered that abusers were often neglected, forgotten, or perhaps criticized by high-ranking church leaders from within this religious denomination of larger than 16 million individuals. Moreover, it exposed these leaders often deceived their own members to prevent them from knowing the rampant sexual misbehavior.

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A Record of Ignored Mishandling

The report alleges that a major Convention leader was credibly accused of sexual assault merely one month after finishing his two-year period as the convention’s president. Additionally, Johnny Hunt, a widely known Georgia Southern Baptist preacher and senior vice president of the SBC’s missions arm, was credibly accused of assaulting a woman at a 2010 holiday in Panama City Beach, Florida. The North American Mission Board president declared he was uninformed of the accusations prior to Hunt resigning on May thirteenth. The report likewise identifies 3 prior presidents of the convention, a former vice president, and the previous head of the SBC’s administrative arm as prominent SBC leaders who helped in covering up for and even encouraged known abusers.

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

Responsibility in the SBC

Russell Moore, the former head of the SBC’s policy branch, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, mentioned ‘this is not all Southern Baptists, look at all the good we do.’ The Report demonstrates a pattern of stonewalling, retaliation, intimidation, and coverup.” He hopes this document will deliver much-needed change and hold those accountable for their sexual assault.

The report states that a leading Southern Baptist leader was credibly implicated of sexual abuse merely 1 month after finishing his two-year term as the convention’s president. The report also names 3 prior presidents of the convention, a previous vice president, and the previous head of the SBC’s administrative division as notable SBC leaders who helped in covering and also motivated thought sexual abusers.

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