A judge has refused to shorten prison time for a popular youth evangelist convicted of planting hidden cameras to spy on women he knew while they used bathrooms at private homes in Arkansas and Mississippi.
The head of a network for survivors of clergy sex abuse says the local-church autonomy defense used by the Southern Baptist Convention in lawsuits involving Baptist churches may be unraveling.
Miami attorney Ronald Weil says the Southern Baptist Convention’s local-church autonomy defense in sex abuse lawsuits against churches is more legal strategy than fact.
An attorney for the Florida Baptist Convention says he is confident that a $12.5 million award to a man sexually abused as a child by a Baptist church planter will be overturned on appeal.
Advocates say it isn’t enough for churches to enact policies to prevent child sexual abuse, but churches where abuse has already occurred must be more vocal in helping police catch predators.
Working in a nonprofit medical program in Kenya took an unexpected twist for a Texas minister when he helped convict a former American doctor for sexually abusing Kenyan boys.
A pastor whose church stands by him despite a felony arrest on molestation charges faces a new trial date in June.
A pastor who remains in his pulpit despite being under arrest on felony sexual abuse charges gets his day in court.
An evangelical leader under scrutiny for unproven allegations of covering up sexual abuse compared a Southern Baptist seminary president to a modern-day Jonathan Edwards.