Use these links to learn more about protecting your Texas congregation.

Identifying the threat

Do you know these badly-behaving Baptists? Search BaptistAcountability.org

Search Credibly Accused for names of Catholic clergy predators

Search AnglicanWatch.com for alleged predators in Anglican houses of worship

Search the Mennonite Abuse Prevention list

The Atlantic reports on a secret database of abusers among Jehovah’s Witnesses

“Abuse of Faith:” ground-breaking six-part series from the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News on coverups in the Southern Baptist Convention

The original voice for SBC clergy accountability: StopBaptistPredators.com

Legal concerns

Clergy are specially liable in cases of sexual misconduct: Texas Penal Code 22.011(b)(10)

Texas House Bill 4345 shields churches and non-profits from retaliation if they disclose misconduct

Baptist Standard news report on HB4345

Section 261.101 of the Texas Family Code requires that suspected child abuse must be reported within 48 hours

Lawsuits in Arkansas and Virginia challenge the SBC’s hands-off approach

Prevent and investigate

Hire independent instructors and investigators through GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment)

MinistrySafe training to protect children from sexual predators at church

Education

Jimmy Hinton, expert on predators and pedophilia in the church

Diane Langberg, trauma-informed counselor specializing in clergy abuse

Book: When Narcissism Comes to Church by Chuck DeGroat

Social

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