We are here to protect kids: Our awareness event at the 2013 SBC annual meeting
Miguel Pratts and Pam Palmer
Pam being interviewed by Jeff Brumley of ABPnews
Did someone from the SBC or HFBC call the Houston police department days before our plans to host this awareness event at the SBC meeting? Listen here or click to play the audio below of the voicemail I received last Friday from an officer in the Houston police department criminal intelligence division.
KPRC: Southern Baptists attending convention in downtown Houston
@watchkeep I wish we could have done more..but I knew they would want us to focus on scout issue. Thanks for the interview.
— Mary Benton (@KPRCMaryBenton) June 11, 2013
A Georgia pastor says SBC leaders who are coddling a minister accused of covering up sexual abuse send the public a message that all Southern Baptists are soft on clergy predators.
We talked to Associated Baptist Press, KPRC, Channel 39 and I was on my way home and got a call from the Houston Spanish news station Univision 45, story here. So I went back down there and called Pam Palmer and Miguel to come back too. That reporter Pedro Rojas was so gracious and gave us a lot of time to talk, and he expressed a lot of concern about this issue as he said he has little kids. Also, a husband/wife messengers and their young boys approached us as we were being filmed and asked why we were there. We ended up having a great, several minute long conversation and he expressed his concern to see the SBC take a stand to protect kids. They are from Rochester, NY. He asked to pray with us and for us by name. He prayed that there would be voices within the SBC to speak out on behalf of protecting kids. God is good.
My prayer since I began speaking out to expose abuse within the SBC in August of 2010, when I made my first phone call to Mississippi to warn about Langworthy, former Prestonwood Baptist Church minister:
Lord Jesus, shine Your light of truth, move the mountains of silence, darkness, lies and deceit, heal the wounded, protect the vulnerable and set all the captives free.
Statement by Pam Palmer, mother of Sovereign Grace abuse lawsuit plaintiff by watchkeep
Associated Baptist Press- Southern Baptists urge abuse reporting
Brave action, not vague resolutions, stops crimes against kids.
This is no different than the Penn State issue where there was one there and nobody said a word about it and kept trying to push it under the rug. - Rev. Tim Rogers, Ebenezer Baptist Church
However, I believe it needs to be stronger. - Rev. Peter Lumpkins, Corner Stone Baptist Church
Cracks in the Celebrity-Driven Church
No doubt the Celebrity leaders are not only stunned by how these little people have spoken up, but also that their voices have been and will continue to be listened to.To God be the glory.