This blog is dedicated to speaking up on behalf of Anne Miller and to raising awareness about the need for preventative measures to stop sexual abuse within the church.


A Joint Statement Regarding the SBC Sexual Abuse Presidential Study Group

J.D. Greear, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), recently announced the formation of an advisory group to study how the SBC might respond to abuse and take preventative measures against it.

For Such a Time as This and Justice for Anne have together composed a joint statement outlining specific issues we believe this study group needs to address in order to help create a safer SBC. Additionally, we have suggested specific persons who are experts in addressing abuse and whom we recommend for inclusion in the study group. You may view the joint statement at the link below.

Click here to view the Joint Statement

If you would like to express your support for this statement, please do so in the comments below.

Statement on the IMB Investigation

In light of the recent statement issued by the International Mission Board (IMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), we would like to express appreciation for the SBC leaders who are taking initiative to address the denomination’s failures by issuing a public apology to Anne Marie Miller along with various supportive phone calls and emails. In particular, we are deeply grateful for the advocacy and leadership of David Platt, Russell Moore, and J.D. Greear on behalf of abuse victims.

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On the Difference Between “Sexual Immorality” and Abuse

At her Patheos blog, Libby Anne has written an important article entitled “The Southern Baptist Abuse Coverup is Ongoing”. She details the obfuscations and half-truths in the vocabulary used by the IMB to defend its response to missionary Mark Aderholt’s predatory behavior. Her article is important because it draws attention to the way that language can be used to downplay the seriousness of abuse and the consequences of an inadequate response.

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