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SBC in the news & not in a good way

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Wingman68, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Wingman68

    Wingman68 Well-Known Member

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    Report: Hundreds abused by Southern Baptist leaders, workers

    People who are exposed as being part of the problem have, just as in the RCC, been shuffled out the door of one church to find their way to a repeat performance in another church. I have witnessed this. No one wants to get their hands dirty or call in the law at their church, so let’s do the easy thing & let them skate. No one will be the wiser, hopefully, except of course, God, who is watching what is going on in His house, & in His world. Who then will answer for the continuing abuse?
     
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    Just to be clear, the report did not say they were "shuffled out the door to repeat..and let them skate." There were 220 convictions, 100 still in jail. The SBC puts the the abusers in jail.

    I have seen this behavior as well. The fellowship in the SBC is far more likely to call the law, at least that's what the report indicates to me.
     
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    The victims should call the police at once.

    The SBC leadership is heterodox.
     
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    Thank you for the clarification. What I witnessed at the SBC church I attended was what I commented on. Children were involved.
     
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    StopBaptistPredators.org

    Read 'Hide & Seek' on this site. It explains why it is easier to hide Baptist clergy who are molesting children (and just as plentiful) as Catholic priests.
     
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    Oh, but they DO cover up and 'shuffle'. Don't kid yourself! The abuser in my ex-Baptist church is STILL in the pulpit. Read the link I posted! Shows you are very wrong. Thank goodness the media is finally shining light on Baptists protecting child molestors!
     
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    Frankly, this site looks like it was written by Cath*lics in an effort to deflect from their own problems of abuse. I saw a lot of speculation and generalizations about Baptist polity, but very little evidence to support the assumptions made.

    Thanks for the conversation.

    Peace to you.
     
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    Walter Well-Known Member
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    And, just how does it look like it was written by Catholics???? I know of the seething hatred of Catholics that some on this forum hold, so please present your evidence that 'evil Catholics ' are behind this site. Probably Jesuits, eh??!

    It is sinful to make false allegations and you have not presented one iota of evidence, so please present your evidence on just how 'it looks like Catholics are behind the creation of this site.
     
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    Well, I don't hate Catholics and I didn't call anyone evil.

    There was a lot of discussion in the link about church policy. That was a major focus, imho. The Catholic system requires a data base and the church assigns priests. The Baptist churches are autonomous, and choose their own pastors and may not know of past abuse by someone, or so the criticism went.

    There was no evidence that one system was better at stopping abuse than the other, just speculation
     
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    Walter Well-Known Member
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    What you 'speculated ' Catholics did would have been evil, so you did accuse them as being evil, based on absolutely NO evidence!
     
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    Are sites like given on this thread actually following Scriptural principles?
     
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    I think that homosexuals should be thrown out of the clergy. I think that rapists and child molesters should be turned over to the police immediately.

    In the case of the RCC, the American RCC Bishops were told by Pope Francis in November at the Baltimore meeting that they were not to do anything about the American situation. There are police investigations in several states and some talk of a federal RICO investigation as money is being hidden to keep it from being lost to lawsuits. The RCC in American is considered to have as high as 30% homosexual clergy. The Vatican is considered to be half homosexual. Orders such as the Jesuits and the Franciscans are considered to be around 60% homosexual. Pope Francis is considered to have covered up for his friend Cardinal McCarrick who now is living in Kansas at a RCC facility, having never been turned over to the police. The RCC also has several prominent members who are instrumental in legalizing infanticide in the USA, among them Nancy Pelosi and Gov. Cuomo as well as John Kerry.
     
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    Evangelicals ‘worse’ than Catholics on sexual abuse

    You love to point fingers but ignore the filth in your own backyard!
     
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    There are far more RCC than baptists in leadership positions in America. More that are judges, lawyers, congress members, members of the media, ...

    The RCC is just evil. From the early days it has been a haven for perverts. It has taken the life and lively hood from believers and followers of Scriptures. It remains filled will excess and lies.

    If someone is truly redeemed and knowledgable about Scripture principles, they will withdraw from fellowship and strongly proclaim against the RCC.

    The RCC is nothing but a pimp for all matters of self indulgence.
     
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    From the article you posted:


    It’s easier to “track” pedophile priests, said Clohessy, because of an official Catholic directory published every year with assignments for most clergy. But over time, he said, bishops are getting “smarter” about concealing the reasons why a child-molesting cleric was moved or simply left out of the directory.

    Many predators do seek out jobs with little supervision and where they’ll have access to, and authority over, children,” said Clohessy, an abuse survivor who testified before the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2002. “Being able to claim religious status is a bonus.”​

    It is not a matter of ignoring the problem.

    It is, however, how prevalent the problem is among the membership leaders.

    Because Baptists are highly autonomous, when abuse occurs the legal authorities are more often called upon to investigate.

    When a RCC authority is involved there is typically lies and coverups, some involving the local legal authorities in which are "in bed" with the RCC and don't want to bring embarrassment to it.
     
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    Rather than try to point out who is worse, it would be better to repent that any child is abused and that the perpetrators have sometimes been allowed to move. Churches need to ruin the ministry of the offender by going to the law. Churches need to get help to the abused and their family.

    This is NOT an exercise in finger pointing, it ought to lead to repentance.
     
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    I am 'truly redeemed and knowledgeable about scripture principles' and have a much closer relationship with Jesus Christ than I ever did as a Baptist. I am not about to 'withdraw from fellowship' of the Catholic Church. BTW, I nor would other Catholics describe Baptists or their churches as evil. Google: Why do Baptist hate Catholics' and you will get plenty of hits. Do the same with 'Why do Catholics hate Baptists' and you get nada! Bigotry against Catholics isn't anything new.

    There are plenty of 'Catholic-in-name-only' politicians in leadership in this country. That doesn't mean they are living a life for Christ or following the teachings of the Church.
     
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    The website I posted (although it was accused of being a Catholic sponsored website to deflect Catholic abusers allegations) shows Baptists covering up and lying about Baptist clergy fiddling with kids. I watched it happen in the Baptist church I grew up in and the man is still preaching.
     
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    Once again, the link you provided made many comparisons between RRC polity and Baptist polity on this issue with the speculation that RRC polity was better at preventing abuse. That's my reason for saying what I said.

    I'm not looking to argue with you about it. Abuse is a real problem in our culture and how we handle the accusations in and out of church. The article in the OP showed SBC abusers were reported and went to jail. I'm sure that didn't happen in every case, but the OP reviewed those who did.
     
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