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Southern Baptists combat sex abuse as critics rally

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) — Confronting an unprecedented sex-abuse crisis, delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention s national meeting voted Tuesday to make it easier to expel churches that mishandle abuse cases. The Rev. J.D. Greear, president of the nation s largest Protestant denomination, said the SBC faced a defining moment that would shape the church for generations to come. This is not a distraction from the mission, Greear said of the fight against sex abuse. Protecting God s children is the mission of the church. The SBC s meeting comes as U.S. Catholic bishops convene in Baltimore to address a widening sex-abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. The Southern Baptist...


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