Abuse Victims’ Stories Overshadowed by Denominational Politics Ahead of Southern Baptist Presidential Race

While the western church celebrates Holy Week, which will culminate in Easter on Sunday, leaders within the Southern Baptist Convention are continuing to grapple with stories of abuse and a forthcoming Guidepost Solutions report about whether their Executive Committee mishandled allegations of sexual misconduct.

As the SBC looks ahead to the release of that report at its annual meeting in June, where it will also elect a new president, stories of victimization have themselves been politicized.

On April 7, G3 Ministries published an article written by Jennifer Buck, wife of outspoken Texas SBC pastor Tom Buck, wherein she described struggles from the early days of their nearly 35-year marriage, as well as how the couple experienced restoration and healing.

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Source: Church Leaders, Dale Chamberlain