Southern Baptist Convention Church Lawsuit

New Laws Make Justice Possible for Survivors of Sexual Abuse in Southern Baptist Convention Churches 

Southern Baptist Convention leadership closely guarded, and in some instances ignored, information about reports of abuse.

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In the past 20 years, a disturbing number of Southern Baptist Convention executive committee members and staff engaged in resistance, stonewalling and even outright hostility when abuse was brought to their attention. A thorough investigation has revealed survivors and others who reported abuse were ignored, disbelieved, or met with the constant refrain that the SBC would take no action – even if it meant convicted molesters continued in ministry with no notice or warning to their current church or congregation.

You may qualify for compensation if the abuser was a member of a religious institution and the institution knew (or should have known) of the abuse.  If you or someone you love is a survivor of sexual abuse, we are here to help you navigate this sensitive and complex matter.

What Constitutes Abuse or Inappropriate Conduct?

Any sexual behavior with a minor 

Any unwanted sexual behavior upon another 

Inappropriate touching

Requesting sexual favors in exchange for “rewards”

Inappropriate photographing 

Threats to keep the behavior a secret

Sexual abuse, also referred to as molestation, is undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another. It often happens by using force or by taking advantage of another. When force is immediate, of short duration or infrequent, it is called sexual assault.

Were you or someone you know sexually abused by a pastor or church member?

New Laws Make Justice Possible for Survivors of Sexual Abuse in Southern Baptist Convention Churches

YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION.
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Survivors of sexual misconduct can experience long lasting effects on both their physical and mental health.  If you were abused: 

You may qualify for compensation if the abuser was a member of a religious institution and the institution knew (or should have known) of the abuse.  If you or someone you love is a survivor of sexual abuse, we are here to help you navigate this sensitive and complex matter.

What Constitutes Abuse or Inappropriate Conduct?

Any sexual behavior with a minor

Any unwanted sexual behavior upon another

Inappropriate touching


Requesting sexual favors in exchange for “rewards”

Inappropriate photographing

Threats to keep the behavior a secret

 

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