The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Wave of scandals confront Southern Baptists - CNN

Dallas (CNN)First it was the pastor in Memphis, whose megachurch applauded when he confessed to having a sexual encounter with a teenager 20 years ago. He was later placed on leave.

Then the head of the Southern Baptist Convention's executive committee resigned, citing "a morally inappropriate relationship in the recent past."
And last month, Paige Patterson, 75, a revered figure in many Southern Baptist circles, was removed as president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary amid accusations he had mishandled two separate cases where students came to him saying they had been raped.


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