(FOX NEWS) – The Department of Justice is investigating the largest protestant denomination in the country.
Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention were vague about what the investigation entails, though they suggested it would focus on questions of how the SBC Executive Committee has handled accusations of sexual abuse within the church.
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"While we continue to grieve and lament past mistakes related to sexual abuse, current leaders across the SBC have demonstrated a firm conviction to address those issues of the past and are implementing measures to ensure they are never repeated in the future," the Executive Committee said. "The fact that the SBC Executive Committee recently completed a fully transparent investigation is evidence of this commitment."