Was Victor Mitchell Listed in SBC Abuse Investigation Report?
Victor Mitchell, a pastor at Old Mount Olive Baptist Church in Oak Ridge, Louisiana, was convicted of indecent behavior with a juvenile and oral sexual behavior in 2007.
His stepbrother, Jason “J.D” Cooper was also convicted of the same charges.
Southern Baptist Convention 2022 Report
According to the Washington Post, a 300-page report was launched on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The document consists of scary new specifics regarding specific abuse circumstances and clarify how denominational authorities actively fought abuse prevention and reform for decades.
Southern Baptist Convention leaders have actually revealed a substantial and independent third-party examination that revealed that abusers were frequently neglected, forgotten, and even admonished by high-level church representatives from within this religious denomination of greater than 16 million people. In addition, it showed these leaders often lied to their own members to stop them from knowing the unchecked sexual assaults.
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A Story of Overlooked Abuse
Practically all of these disclosed events fell outside of the statutes of limitations, making it unclear how many predators were really charged. According to the report, an in-house list was kept.
One victim recounted being treated with animosity as she alleged she was sexually abused by a youth pastor. The accused pastor served in several Southern Baptist churches in a number of 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
The document alleges that a leading Southern Baptist official was credibly accused of sexual assault just one month after finishing his two-year stretch as the convention’s president. The report also names three previous presidents of the convention, a former vice president, and the former head of the SBC’s administrative branch as renoun SBC leaders who assisted in covering and also motivated believed sexual abusers.
He wishes this report will bring much-needed change and hold those accountable for their actions.
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