The Southern Baptist Convention is facing a lawsuit alleging that the organization failed to protect children from sexual abuse. The suit, filed in Texas, alleges that the SBC was aware of sexual predators within its ranks but did not do enough to protect children from them.
The plaintiffs in the suit are two women who say they were sexually abused by a youth minister when they were teenagers. They allege that the SBC knew about the predator but did nothing to stop him.
This is not the first time the SBC has been accused of failing to protect children from sexual abuse. In 2007, a similar lawsuit was filed against the organization alleging that it had failed to properly screen and monitor its members. That suit was settled out of court for $480,000.
The SBC has not commented on the most recent lawsuit. However, they have previously said that they take the issue of sexual abuse very seriously and have implemented policies to try to prevent it from happening.
What to Expect in a Southern Baptist Convention Lawsuit
Thousands may be eligible to file lawsuits against the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) for its failure to report and protect victims of sexual abuse. You can file a claim against the SBC if you experienced sexual abuse from any of the following:
- Church Volunteers
- Sunday School Teachers
What is the Southern Baptist Convention?
The Southern Baptist Convention is the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, with more than 15 million members. The organization has a long history of conservative evangelicalism and has been a powerful force in American politics and culture.
In recent years, the SBC has come under fire for its handling of sexual abuse allegations within its ranks. In 2007, a lawsuit was filed against the organization alleging that it had failed to properly screen and monitor its members. That suit was settled out of court for $3 million.
What is the SBC Report I Keep Hearing About?
The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is being sued by a former employee who alleges that she was wrongfully terminated due to her gender identity. The lawsuit, which was filed in Texas state court, claims that the SBC violated the state’s anti-discrimination laws by firing the employee because she is transgender.
This is not the first time that the SBC has been accused of discrimination against transgender people. In 2017, another former employee filed a lawsuit alleging that she was harassed and fired because she is transgender. The SBC has also been criticized for its policies regarding LGBT people, which include prohibiting same-sex marriage and Ordaining only men as pastors.
The SBC has not commented on the most recent lawsuit. However, in a statement released after the 2017 lawsuit was filed, the SBC said that it does “not discriminate against anyone based on their gender identity.”
It is unclear how this lawsuit will affect the SBC’s policies regarding transgender people. However, it is likely that the case will receive significant media attention and could put pressure on the SBC to change its policies.
Should I File a Claim in the SBC Lawsuit?
If you were sexually abused by a member of the Southern Baptist Convention, you may be wondering if you should file a claim in the lawsuit.
The answer depends on a few factors, including when the abuse occurred and whether you live in Texas (where the suit was filed). If the abuse occurred within the last four years and you live in Texas, you may be able to file a claim.
If you’re not sure whether you can file a claim, or if you have any other questions about the lawsuit, you should speak to our attorneys at The Lopez Law Group. our experienced Weslaco & McAllen personal injury lawyers can help you understand your legal rights and options.