Southern Baptists vote overwhelmingly to amend their constitution to address sex abuse - News Summed Up

Southern Baptists vote overwhelmingly to amend their constitution to address sex abuse


Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention; Ronnie Floyd, president and chief executive of the convention's executive committee; and Mike Stone, chairman of the executive committee, pray Monday during an plenary meeting at the Southern Baptist Convention in Birmingham. (Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle/AP)BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Southern Baptist leaders on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to adopt two proposals they hope will help to prevent sex abuse in their churches in the future. The issue of sexual abuse came under intense scrutiny earlier this year after the Houston Chronicle began a six-part series uncovering sex abuse allegations in Southern Baptist churches. U.S. bishops are expected to consider sex abuse policies this week during a meeting in Baltimore. [U.S. bishops will consider several actions for combating sex abuse.


Source: Washington Post June 11, 2019 23:52 UTC



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