The systemic epidemic of sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention: Wes Feltner and passing the trash
17 years ago, a Southern Baptist church told two just graduated 18 year old girls to be quiet about abuse they experienced from their youth pastor.— Joe Donahue (@PastorJDonahue) November 4, 2019
Today, another SBC Pastor Search Chairman from https://t.co/ziYSAom4ff called the women "adversaries."https://t.co/k7Zab1nW6r
Wes Feltner is a Southern Baptist pastor currently at Berean Baptist Church in Minnesota where he has been since 2014. He is lead pastor of Preaching and Vision.
I became aware of alleged sexual abuse by Wes Feltner yesterday upon reading the stories of two women who have come forward to tell their stories. Their abuse took place while Feltner was their youth pastor at First Southern Baptist Church in Evansville, Indiana.
I — the victim of sexual abuse by my youth pastor, alongside another youth at the same time — apparently am the adversary of the church.... #churchtoo #metoo #AllSurvivorsDay #BeBetter #RottenFruit @wartwatch— Meg Frey (@mrsdafrey83) November 4, 2019
4/4 So much wrong with Paul Batson's message to the church @FBCT_Voice this morning. This kind of justification is why abusive pastors remain behind the pulpit. #metoo #churchtoo #allsurvivorsday #pastoralabuse #SBCtoo pic.twitter.com/1nIkae51nv— Meg Frey (@mrsdafrey83) November 3, 2019
This was my story. I trusted and believed my spiritual abuser.https://t.co/AAO1BlbBk1 https://t.co/mf7ZO9WV8W— Jo Anna (@Truthinlight84) November 3, 2019
Brought to the Light
Brought To The Light was created by two abuse survivors for victims and survivors, as well as a support tool for their friends and family navigating the aftermath of abuse. After 17 years of guilt, anxiety, shame and blaming themselves, these two brave women have stepped up to share their stories with the intent to and spread awareness of the abuse that sometimes happens inside the walls of churches, homes and workplaces, how to recognize it, find a voice and begin healing…