New SBC President Commits to Move Sex Abuse Reforms Forward

The new president of the Southern Baptist Convention said he will accelerate sex abuse reforms in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.

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Pastor Bart Barber, a presidential candidate of the Southern Baptist Convention, speaks during its annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, June 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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ANAHEIM, California (AP) — The new president of the Southern Baptist Convention said Wednesday he will accelerate sex abuse reforms in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Texas pastor Bart Barber’s first priority: to assemble a panel of people — Southern Baptist leaders and experts — to shepherd this work for the whole convention as mandated by thousands of representatives from local SBC churches. The day after his victory in a run-off race against Tom Ascol,…

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