I am so livid at the SBC Credentials Committee right now I could scream!!! A Thread: Yesterday, a fellow advocate and friend, @writer_dee, spoke with Mike Lawson and Stacey Bramlett via a Zoom meeting on my behalf.
One of the purposes for the meeting was to address their massive failures regarding my submission...Specifically their lack of communication and failure to speak with me. Stacey made a point to say that their decision is final...that it's too late to go back and change anything.
I find this to be extremely disturbing considering they really don't seem to know what they are doing. Remember, they never once made an effort to speak with me regarding my submission even though they claimed to have done so!!!
What training and/or guidance do they have in evaluating abuse in the church and cover ups and how it relates to a church being in good standing with the SBC, as well as communicating/listening to survivors?
They then proceeded to tell Dee Ann that the reason they had such difficulty in making a decision regarding Stonebridge was bc they never received an actual submission from me...it came from someone else so their hands were tied, so to speak. This is completely false as well.
I personally sent a submission by mail and received an email a short time later that confirmed they received my submission. *After the call Mike sends a short email to Dee Ann stating..."Thank you for your time. I spoke in error. It was in fact Jules...
...who submitted to the Credentials Committee. My apologies."
Is this a joke?!?! They had just spent all this time explaining to Dee Ann about how they were put in an 'awkward position' regarding Stonebridge yet their entire statement...
...was based on erroneous information as it WAS me who presented the request. They further admitted to basing their decision on the information they received after speaking with the church, yet they never once made an effort to speak with me!!
Are you kidding??? They trust the church and pastor that covered up my abuse when I originally reported and who continues to deny wrong doing or respond to my questions to this day??? Even after the Associate Pastor has admitted it was abuse...
...that it should have been reported to the police, and has since stepped down from any position of authority in his current church? In summary, the SBC Credentials Committee is a total sham. They are NOT a safe resource for ANY survivor!!!
They have lied on multiple occasions. They don't know their head from their ass and certainly can't keep their stories straight. They have ZERO training in how to do their jobs in any capacity and perhaps...
For reference, here is the letter I sent to Steve Bradley...I never got a response.

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