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  • BGCO’s Falls Creek settles lawsuit

    August 8 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    BGCO’s Falls Creek settles lawsuit

    The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) has settled a lawsuit related to the alleged 2016 rape of a 13-year-old at the BGCO’s Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center. Terms of the settlement are undisclosed, The Oklahoman newspaper reported Aug. 5, but one sentence of the settlement agreement is not under seal: …

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  • Baptist leader’s arrest sparks responses

    July 23 2018 by BR Staff | with 1 comments
    Baptist leader’s arrest sparks responses

    Mark Aderholt, a Southern Baptist leader who formerly worked for the International Mission Board (IMB) and the South Carolina Baptist Convention (SCBC), was arrested July 3 on charges of sexual assault against a minor in the late 1990s, according to news reports.

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  • IMB, ex-missionary’s accuser differ over abuse response

    July 19 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    IMB, ex-missionary’s accuser differ over abuse response

    The International Mission Board (IMB) and an alleged sexual assault victim of a former missionary have presented differing accounts of how the board handled an investigation of the alleged misconduct. After Baptist Press published a July 16 update on the case of former IMB missionary Mark Aderholt – who has been charged in …

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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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