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@HLGuniversity, would you still give Walker Moore an HONORary doctorate if you knew he would lie about performing an exorcism? I'm asking for the broken, 19 y/o I came home as after interning for him. I'm not her anymore, though. Now I have a voice, and I have a LOT to say. 1/16
I remember Walker using the title of "doctor" so proudly. I was young and naive when I met him; I thought the title was worth something, too. it made me trust him more, I think. You should have chosen better, @HLGuniversity . I didn't understand how the system worked, though.2/16
Walker Moore didn't have to do anything to EARN his doctorate, except to convince his friends he deserved it. That is easy enough in a system with as much corruption as the #SBC. @HLGuniversity was full of Walker's friends when I was involved back then, so he gained power. 3/16
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I visited an #SBC church this morning. The sermon focused heavily on tithing/giving, with a bunch of biblical references, & how the congregation is disobeying God bc they aren’t giving nearly enough to the work of the Lord at this particular location. /1

SERIOUSLY?

#SBCtoo
Your entire denomination is under fire for the exposure of massive abuse scandals taking place in unfathomable numbers at local #SBC churches just like yours, & you do a sermon on tithing so that the “work of the Lord” can continue? /2

#SBCtoo #SBC19 #AbuseOfFaith #AbusebyClergy
Surely there is at least a basic understanding -I’m not even asking for granular level- that perhaps the decline in your weekly budget actuals has something to do with the fact that people are hesitant to give to an org that has yet to begin handling abuse on a systemic scale? /3
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One reason we have denominations - SBC, PCA, UMC, etc - is so you can find a church most closely adhering to your understanding of Scripture. Joining a church you disagree with on a major doctrinal issue and expecting them to change is goofy. #ChurchToo #MeToo

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Since the @HoustonChron published their distrubing article documenting abuse in the #SBC, I've seen quite a number of people trying to say that "If the SBC had women pastors this would not happen." As a survivor (#MeToo #ChurchToo) I find this extremely insulting. Here's why:
1. Taking advantage of a tragedy in order to push a social or political agenda is tacky. You want female pastors? That's fine. But you chould join a church that ordains women. However, when you join that church, don't be shocked when you find abuse there too. It's everywhere.
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Investigation reveals more than 700 victims of #SouthernBaptist #sexualabuse over 20 years twitter.com/i/events/10946…
As 👉🏿#SouthernBaptist leaders reject #reforms,👈🏿 #sexualabuse continues to spread. Read part 1 of "Abuse of Faith," our exclusive investigative series launching Sunday, Feb. 10: houstonchronicle.com/AbuseOfFaith
“...1998, roughly 380 #SouthernBaptist church leaders & volunteers have faced allegations of #sexualmisconduct.... That includes those who were convicted, credibly accused & successfully sued, & those who confessed or resigned.
👉🏿More of them worked in #TX than in any other st👈🏿
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Early Signs of Trouble - A History of #WhiteSupremacy at First Baptist Church (Dallas).

How a #Dallas church with a history of oppposing civil rights for African Americans formed a long and toxic relationship with the Republican Party. #maga #blackconservatives #BlackTwitter
“In 1956, the Supreme Court had recently struck down school segregation in the Brown v. Board of Education case. President Eisenhower had sponsored sweeping civil rights legislation.”
Dr. King was organizing bus boycotts. Pressure was building against segregation across the South. At that time, there may have been no more influential figure in the Southern Baptist Convention than W.A. Criswell, the pastor of the enormous First Baptist Church in Dallas.
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