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A Baptist Serial Killer. A Famous Writer. Then, ‘Mysteries’

April 29, 2019 |

When Harper Lee tried her hand at true-crime writing, she picked a doozey—but that didn’t guarantee success, CBS News reports. The To Kill a Mockingbird author hadn’t published in 17 years when she grew interested in Willie Maxwell, a Baptist minister in Alexander City, Alabama. Maxwell’s wife had been…

Report Reveals Sex Abuse in Southern Baptist Churches

February 11, 2019 |

Two Texas newspapers are out with an investigation into the Southern Baptist church that reveals a long pattern of sexual abuse by church leaders, workers, and volunteers. The Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News found that 380 people—everyone from ministers to youth pastors to Sunday school teachers to church…

Baptist Leader Loses Job Over Black-Eye Story

May 23, 2018 |

Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson is out, though not entirely. The president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary—described as one of the biggest seminaries in the world—no longer has that title, with the seminary’s trustees announcing Wednesday that after a meeting that the Baptist Standard reports went until…

Stella Parton: Country music industry ‘a bunch of Southern Baptist hypocrites’ when it comes to following up on sex abuse allegations

February 14, 2018 |

“It’s a good ol’ boys town and it’s always been a good ol’ boys town,” the younger sister of Dolly Parton told Fox News. “They hide behind their religion, all of them, a bunch of Southern Baptist hypocrites.”
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Southern Baptist leaders call for integrated churches

January 24, 2015 |

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leaders in nation’s largest Protestant denomination are preaching that integrated churches can be a key driver of racial justice in society. But that could be a hard sell to those sitting in Southern Baptist Convention congregations.
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