2 North Texas Churches Cleared of Wrongdoing After Being Singled Out by Southern Baptist Leader

Southern Baptist Convention officials cleared two of the three North Texas churches that the convention's president singled out last week for scrutiny in the wake of a sex abuse scandal.President J.D. Greear targeted 10 churches in a speech last week, saying the denomination should kick out churches that show a "wanton disregard for sexual abuse and for caring for the survivors." The three North Texas churches Greear listed were First Baptist Church in Bedford, Bolivar Baptist Church in Sanger and Arapaho Road Baptist Church in Garland. Only one of those — Bolivar Baptist in Sanger — merited "further inquiry," according to a statement posted this weekend by the Southern Baptist Executive Committee bylaws work group.  Continue reading...

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