It’s time for the old men running the SBC to catch up with the times and commission a database of ALL pastors and staff of ALL Southern Baptist Churches, including any criminal complaints or convictions.
Use some of those millions you spend of ridiculous things like Lifeway books and set up a database. Do it. And do it NOW.
The only people who could possibly object are those who have something to hide. Here’s a snippet-
It’s not just a recent problem: In all, since 1998, roughly 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, the newspapers found. That includes those who were convicted, credibly accused and successfully sued, and those who confessed or resigned. More of them worked in Texas than in any other state. They left behind more than 700 victims, many of them shunned by their churches, left to themselves to rebuild their lives. Some were urged to forgive their abusers or to get abortions. About 220 offenders have been convicted or took plea deals, and dozens of cases are pending. They were pastors. Ministers. Youth pastors. Sunday school teachers. Deacons. Church volunteers.
Read the whole and then DEMAND a database so that these vile predators find no place in the SBC ever again.
Sure, they can repent. And sure, they can be forgiven. In prison.