Reeling from the bombshell investigation of its leadership, the Southern Baptist Convention of churches gathered in mid-June, 2022 for their annual meeting to hear the SBC's Sexual Abuse Task Force give a report and a rebuke. Though the convention did overwhelmingly vote for the recommended reforms, the vocal opposition from a conservative faction of the denomination was significant.
Now there is outside pressure, too. After this episode was recorded, the SBC announced the US Department of Justice is investigating all of its entities regarding sexual abuse.
In this episode, journalists Robert Downen (@RobDownenChron), Kate Shellnutt (@kateshellnutt), and Bob Smietana (@bobsmietana) join host Carolyn McCulley to discuss the progress so far and the hurdles to real reform in the SBC.
This podcast is a production of Citygate Films. It was produced and edited by Carolyn McCulley. Music is by Kevin Graham.