A Victim of Clergy Sexual Abuse: Video Voyeurism, Seven Years Later – Part 1
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A Victim of Clergy Sexual Abuse: Video Voyeurism, Seven Years Later – Part 1

By Amy Violette Dear Friends, It’s been 2,648 days since I found out I was a victim of clergy sexual misconduct. Specifically video voyeurism. I say “found out” because the actual videotaping took place in November 2008, but I was unaware that I was a victim until my abuser was arrested in October 2011. In … Continue reading

Clergy Sexual Misconduct Task Force releases new resources
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Clergy Sexual Misconduct Task Force releases new resources

By Stephen Reeves and Pam Durso In June 2016, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Baptist Women in Ministry formally launched a joint Clergy Sexual Misconduct Task Force. Members of the task force could not have imagined two years ago the degree to which conversations about sexual abuse would dominate our popular, political and even religious culture. The #MeToo Movement caught on like wildfire on social media and, sadly, … Continue reading

Paynter addresses #MeToo and #ChurchToo in report to CBF Assembly
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Paynter addresses #MeToo and #ChurchToo in report to CBF Assembly

June 14, 2018 By Carrie McGuffin DALLAS — #MeToo, #ChurchToo and clergy sexual abuse and misconduct were the focus CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter’s report during the Thursday morning business session of the 2018 General Assembly in Dallas. “Look around. This is not an isolated incident,” said Paynter, as nearly half of attendees stood in … Continue reading

CBF-wide task force to preview resources that address Clergy Sexual Misconduct
Assembly 2018 / Clergy Sexual Abuse / Newsroom

CBF-wide task force to preview resources that address Clergy Sexual Misconduct

June 11, 2018 By Jeff Huett DALLAS. — A task force launched two years ago by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Baptist Women in Ministry to educate and resource churches about clergy sexual misconduct will preview an educational video and a church policy guideline resource at the General Assembly this week in Dallas. The video … Continue reading

“This is Our Little Secret”: A Case of Clergy Sexual Abuse
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“This is Our Little Secret”: A Case of Clergy Sexual Abuse

By Anonymous To draw attention to the ever-present and devastating reality of clergy sexual abuse and to provide resources for churches, lay members, and ministers, the Clergy Sexual Misconduct Task Force formed jointly by Baptist Women in Ministry and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will sponsor an ongoing blog series featuring informational articles, helpful sermons, and … Continue reading

Just One Little Kiss: A Case of Clergy Sexual Abuse
Clergy Sexual Abuse / General CBF

Just One Little Kiss: A Case of Clergy Sexual Abuse

To draw attention to the ever-present and devastating reality of clergy sexual abuse and to provide resources for churches, lay members, and ministers, the Clergy Sexual Misconduct Task Force formed jointly by Baptist Women in Ministry and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will sponsor an ongoing blog series featuring informational articles, helpful sermons, and relevant materials. … Continue reading