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  • Former Baptist leader charged with sexual assault

    July 11 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Former Baptist leader charged with sexual assault

    Mark Aderholt, a former employee of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and International Mission Board missionary, has been charged in Texas with sexually assaulting a teenager 21 years ago. Aderholt, 46, was arrested July 3 in South Carolina and booked into the Tarrant County, Texas, jail July 9 on charges of sexual assault of …

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  • B21 panel urges strong stand on abuse of all forms

    June 25 2018 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS | with 0 comments
    B21 panel urges strong stand on abuse of all forms

    Southern Baptists should take a strong stand against all forms of abuse and fight to create gracious church environments in which abuse victims are heard and loved, panelists said during the Baptist21 luncheon on June 12 in Dallas. More than 1,300 people attended the sold-out event in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center during the …

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  • String of statements dispute details of Patterson’s firing

    June 5 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    String of statements dispute details of Patterson’s firing

    The specifics of what led to Paige Patterson’s removal from leadership at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary have been scarce, largely due to closed-door trustee meetings and confidential student files, but a recent series of statements by two seminaries and Patterson’s attorney have begun to parse the finer points of the controversial decision.

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  • Woman hushed by Patterson comes forward, tells of 8 more

    June 1 2018 by Seth Brown & Liz Tablazon, Biblical Recorder | with 4 comments
    Woman hushed by Patterson comes forward, tells of 8 more

    Megan Lively, a former student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary who was encouraged in 2003 by then-president Paige Patterson not to report an alleged sexual assault to police, said several women have contacted her with similar stories about Patterson since she came forward. Lively said she “wanted people to know” because she “felt like there were others.”

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  • University party culture contributes to high numbers of rape

    February 3 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
     University party culture contributes to high numbers of rape

    The horrific volume of sexual assault on U.S. college campuses is not only a reflection of the wickedness in individual assailants’ hearts. It is the fruit of a campus culture awash in sexual immorality. Any lasting solution must address the underlying culture in which drunkenness and illicit sex are viewed as permissible.

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