Southern Religion

How much do Southern Baptists budget for dealing with clerical sex abuse?

There is no reason to believe Southern Baptist clergy or protestant clergy in general are less sexually abusive than Catholic priests. So you might expect the big protestant denominations so budget substantial amounts of money to controlling the problem.

Yet when Christa Brown looked “at the 2011 proposed budget for the largest statewide Baptist organization in the country” — the Baptist General Convention of Texas — she found just $3,504 allocated to “clergy sexual misconduct.”

November 17, 2010 - Posted by | children, Churches, SBC | , ,


  1. Southern Baptists are independent so this question would only have relevance if you were to ask it of individual congregations.

    Comment by Wes Widner | November 18, 2010

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