Thread #SBC21: Does NO ONE have ears to hear, eyes to see, a heart to care AND COURAGE TO ACT??? Why do #SBC survivors continue to get the run around??? @SusanCodone reached out to the chair of the #CredentialsCommittee in an effort to have them right their wrongs with...
regards to my case. When I recently inquired about how it went, here's what she had to say...
"Hi Jules. After I wrote the chair of the committee, I found out he was in some collusion with Mike Stone. He also told me that he was afraid pastors would get...
mad at him if the committee took too many actions. Then I had a zoom call with Rolland Slade, who
was taking over as chair. He seemed genuine and promised to look into your claim. I sent him all the documentation I had already sent to the Credentials Committee and he said he...
would get back in touch with me. He did not. He also did not seem to understand the process and told me there had not been any training for members of the committee. I apologize, but I gave up at that point. I didn't see any way to make anyone understand. It's all such a...
disaster. I'm so sorry you've never had a satisfactory resolution of any kind."
Let me remind you, the Credentials Committee cleared Steve Bradley's church, Stonebridge, after reaching out and speaking with them, but NEVER ONCE made an effort to speak with me as the survivor.
#SBC...What is it going to take to make you act to protect the vulnerable??? Don't you see that kind words and good intentions are simply not enough??? Don't even get me started on the PR ploys that you have used to try and save face since the world found out your sins!
This is NOT just a few bad apples!!! Sexual abuse in the SBC is a systemic problem!!! This is true from the way its spoken about and handled in the pulpit and pews, all the way up to the toxic leadership that runs the organization!!! Until significant changes are made within...
the system, the SBC will continue to rot from its core!
Members, Messengers, and Pastors: Your silence speaks volumes. It is obvious the 'powers that be' have NO intention of bringing forth meaningful change! For starters, the SBC needs a database. The SBC needs to...
disfellowship any church that employs an abuser, fails to report abuse, and/or covers it up. The SBC needs a credible 3rd party organization, such as @netgrace_org, to educate leaders and manage their responses. Time is up! When the 'average person' continues...
to support a corrupt system and its leaders, they become complicit in the abuse. SBC survivors are tired!!! We are tired of our cries for help being ignored! We are tired of our offers to help being rejected! We are tired of the empty promises and excuses we receive at every...
turn, from every level! It is time for folks to not only wake up but RISE UP!!!! God does not need the SBC...THE SBC DESPERATELY NEEDS GOD!!! How many more innocent people have to suffer the soul crushing, life altering traumatic effects of clergy sexual abuse before the...
overwhelming majority stands and says ENOUGH IS ENOUGH...NO MORE!??? Where does your allegiance belong? Does it belong in Christ who stood with the marginalized or does it belong in a denomination that thrives on power and control, that protects its own leaders at the cost of...
its members, and that cares more about their reputation and influence than doing the right thing???
#ChurchToo #SBCToo #MeToo

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22 Jan
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!!!
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