Friday, October 20, 2006

Baptist Preacher Predators

Of course you rarely hear much about all of the Baptist preachers playing with little children, maybe because the news is so full of Catholic coverups and pedophilia, or because the Baptists are so busy bashing gay people every day.

Meet Christa Brown. Christa Brown is the founder of Voice to Stop Baptist Predators and the coordinator for SNAP-Baptist. She is a wife, mother, attorney, jazz-lover, slow-plodding-runner, and a survivor of Southern Baptist clergy abuse.

An Excerpt from her Op Ed Piece at Op Ed News

Just three days before Representative Foley resigned, I was standing at the doorstep of the Southern Baptist Convention, asking it to implement procedures to rid their ranks of clergy predators and make kids safer. Along with other delegates from SNAP - the Survivors' Network of those Abused by Priests and other Clergy - we presented Baptist leaders with a letter asking for the creation of an independent review board to investigate accounts of clergy sex abuse. Despite a multi-part series in EthicsDaily, the SBC's response has been one of avoidance.


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