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The SBC sexual offender database that isn’t: my inside peek
The Southern Baptist Convention meets this week in Dallas, after a tumultuous spring with a whole lot of bad publicity having to do with domestic and sexual abuse. Once again they're looking at a resolution to develop a sexual offender database that will keep a public record of offenders who are not on the national database (who, for example, have confessed to their crimes but never been taken to court). In the fall of 2014 I had the opportunity to correspond with a member of the SBC Executive Committee about this very subject. This is that story. That fall I was working on the book Tear Down This Wall of Silence: Dealing with Sexual Abuse in Our Churches with Dale Ingraham. As part of my research, I read Christa Brown's book This Little Light: Beyond a Baptist Preacher Predator and His Gang (in one sitting, I might add). Here is my review of her book that I posted on Amazon: So, since her book was published in 2009 and I was reading it and working on my book in 2014, I wanted to