The firestorm from yesterday really needs it’s own post. Here is a little direction for your ranting:
- The 2007 SBC Resolution ON PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM ABUSE was a good start, but this only came about after critics went after our denomination. It raised awareness, but is anyone more safe because of it?
- Most SBC churches are still in denial and think it could never happen to them.
- All SBC churches are independent, but that doesn’t absolve denominational leaders from their role as leaders. They do have influence to make things better. We should talk about failure to use that influence for good.
- The goal must be making our churches the safest place in the world – not just passing blame or trying to refute (unfair) criticism. The “I hate abusers” posture doesn’t really help, prevention is the only win in this situation.
Please throw in a few constructive ideas!