The Southern Baptist Convention’s Sexual Abuse Task Force has released the much-anticipated findings from the past eight months of research and interviews.
To access the full report and recommendations, click here.
The report contains the unedited, unredacted results of Guidepost Solutions’ independent investigation into the SBC Executive Committee’s handling of sexual abuse cases for a 21-year timeframe (2000 to mid-2021). Per instructions from the motion passed by messengers to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting in Nashville, the Sexual Abuse Task Force was to receive the report from Guidepost no later than 30 days prior to the annual meeting (which happened May 15) and then release it to the public within seven days (which happened today, May 22).
Also released along with the report are recommendations from the task force in light of the report. Specific motions related to the recommendations will go to messengers attending the SBC Annual Meeting in Anaheim, June 14–15. The motions are expected to be released publicly before the end of May.
The Baptist Paper is providing team coverage of today’s events and will be posting articles related to the findings beginning later this afternoon and in the coming days. To keep up with individual articles as they are posted, follow the latest news section here.