She soon attracted attention from John Forse, who coordinated church pageants and programs at Second Baptist. Doyle turned to activism because of his experiences, work that brought him closer to those abused in Southern Baptist churches. It's not just a recent problem: In all, sinceroughly Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, the newspapers found.
Patterson responded forcefully, writing in that he "forced Gilyard to resign his church" and "called pastors all over the USA and since that day Gilyard has never preached for any Southern Baptist organization. Mason said that "nobody is above reproach in all things" and that church leaders — particularly those who work with children — "desperately need accountability.
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Schneider slit her wrists the day after that attack inCasados said. Church leadership shunned her, asked her to get an abortion and, when she said no, threatened her and her child, she said. Two other former members of the man's churches said in interviews that they also were abused by him.
The case against the church was dismissed; its lawyers argued that Forse was not acting as a church employee. In July, Mark Aderholt, a former employee of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and a former missionary, was charged in Tarrant County with sexually assaulting Miller in the late s, when she was a teenager.
We focused our search on the 10 years preceding the victims' first call for a registry and on the plus years since. He can be reached at jon. It was the first of many assaults that Vasquez said destroyed her teenage years and, at 18, left her pregnant by the Southern Baptist pastor, a married man more than a dozen years older.