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Was Scott Grose Named in Southern Baptist Convention Investigation Of Abusers?

Scott Grose, a youth volunteer at the First Baptist Church in Sellersburg, IN, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2010 after pleading guilty to charges of child molestation and sexual misconduct with a minor. He is currently imprisoned in Indiana. After pleading guilty to two counts of child solicitation in 2008, he was sentenced to six years probation and ordered to register as a sex offender.

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Southern Baptist List Of Names

According to the Washington Post, a 300-page report was released on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The document contains scary new details relating to certain abuse circumstances and clarify how denominational authorities actively disapproved abuse prevention and reform for years.

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have actually announced a comprehensive and independent third-party investigation that discovered that abusers were frequently ignored, forgotten, or perhaps admonished by high-ranking congregation representatives from within this religious denomination of greater than 16 million individuals. Moreover, it disclosed these leaders typically deceived their own members to keep them from knowing the prevalent sexual misbehavior.

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A History of Dismissed Abuse

Almost all of these disclosed incidents fell outside of the statute of limitations, making it unclear how many abusers were actually charged. According to the report, an in-house list was kept.

One victim detailed being treated with hostility as she alleged she was sexually assaulted by a youth pastor. The implicated pastor served in several Southern Baptist churches in numerous states. At 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.”

Accountability in the Southern Baptist Church

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

The document claims that a key Southern Baptist leader was credibly accused of sexual abuse only 1 month after finishing his two-year stretch 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 council as notable SBC leaders who assisted in covering up and even encouraged thought sexual predators.

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