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Ronnie Floyd: SBC Must Do Its All to Fight Sex Abuse

Ronnie Floyd: SBC Must Do Its All to Fight Sex Abuse

Pastor Ronnie Floyd. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 11 June 2019 05:26 PM

Southern Baptists should adopt a constitutional amendment that would create a committee to help fight sex abuse, Pastor Ronnie Floyd said on Tuesday, The Christian Post reported.

Speaking at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala., Floyd, the SBC’s executive committee president and CEO, said the organization stands “against all forms and actions of sexual abuse, viewing it as a horrific evil,” stressing that “we must make a clear, compassionate, convictional, and compelling statement about this issue in every way we can.”

The emphasis on the subject comes following a series of articles published in the Houston Chronicle on sexual abuse in SBC churches. 

The SBC’s Sexual Abuse Advisory Group, which was created in response to these revelations, last Saturday released a 51-page report in advance of the annual meeting.

Floyd stressed that the people of the SBC “lament any abuse that has ever existed in our churches or ministries” and “pledge to devote ourselves aggressively to promote, encourage, and provide the safest of environments for all children and the vulnerable who attend our churches and are part of our ministries.”

He added that “Besides holding our standards of relationship high, we also believe the existence of this Standing Credentials Committee would reduce the possibility that any of our cooperating churches would be slandered or falsely accused.”

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