Responses by the IMB & SBC

As Southern Baptist leaders respond to the movement against mistreatment of women in the church, we will collect and post the various responses here. This will serve as a convenient way to gauge the reception within the denomination.


Baptist Press:  “SBC seminaries: #MeToo is ‘wakeup call for the church'” (July 18, 2018)

International Mission Board:  “IMB’s Position on the Mark Aderholt Case” (July 25, 2018) [Note:  This statement appeared on the IMB’s website on July 25; but the page became unavailable for unknown reasons shortly thereafter. Sarah Smith, reporter with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, created this PDF document from Google’s cache of the original page.]

International Mission Board:  “Statement from IMB President David Platt” (July 25, 2018)

Baptist Press:  “#MeToo confronts small churches, bivocational pastors” (July 25, 2018)

Baptist Press:  “IMB’s Platt initiates sexual abuse investigations”  (July 25, 2018)

Baptist Press:  “Greear announces sexual abuse study group” (July 26, 2018)

Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission:  “Southern Baptist Convention president announces formation of Sexual Abuse Presidential Study Group”  (July 26, 2018)

Baptist Press:  “Greear: Catholic abuse report requires ‘bold steps'”  (August 15, 2018)