(Sovereign Nations) -- Dear Russell Moore,
Few things are more disturbing than the report that was released on February 10, 2019 by the Houston Chronicle regarding sexual misconduct, abuse, and assault that has taken place in Southern Baptist Convention churches over the past twenty years. My heart sank when I read about all those who have suffered at the hands of men they had trusted to be spiritual leaders and shepherds in their lives but ended up being predators.
One reason my heart sank is because I have personally dealt with cases of sexual misconduct, abuse, and assault in my twenty-five years of serving as the Senior Pastor of a church. I have had to confront such issues and help families pick up the broken pieces of their lives. I can honestly say I have never experienced a greater pain in ministry than this. Therefore, I was ready to stand together to do whatever it takes to prevent this from happening again in the SBC.
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