Southern Baptist Church Grapples With #MeToo After Fort Worth Leader’s Fall

“Many women have experienced horrific abuses within the power structures of our Christian world.”

By Christopher ConnellyJune 12, 2018 11:06 am| , , ,

From KERA:

America’s more than 46,000 Southern Baptist churches are grappling with their own #MeToo moment after a leader from Fort Worth fell from prominence after weeks of scandal around past statements he’d made about women. It follows after other recent scandals in which Southern Baptist leaders have been accused of, or admitted to inappropriate behavior toward women.

These issues have drawn a rising chorus of frustration from many in the church. Al Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a longtime leader in the denomination, wrote in a blog post that the Southern Baptist Convention “is in the midst of its own horrifying #MeToo moment.”

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