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Child sex abuse survivors come forward about Gracepoint Church pastor Danny Pitts

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Survivors of child sexual abuse are coming forward about pastor Danny Pitts at Gracepoint Church in Decatur, Alabama. I believe some have made reports to local police. Some have posted publicly and have been hearing from others who also were abused by Danny Pitts.  It’s common for abuse survivors to feel that they were the only one abused by an offender. They feel so alone and are hesitant to speak out. When they do, as in this case, they frequently learn that they are not the only ones.  I hope these survivors feel supported as they find their voices to speak out.  The light of truth and knowledge is the best tool we have to protect kids from predators.    

Registered sex offender preaching at a Dallas SBC church

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It was brought to my attention today that a registered sex offender has been preaching at a Dallas Southern Baptist church, Adat Shalom Messianic Church .  I called the church to confirm that this registered sex offender, Chad Hutchins, is the same person listed on their website as preaching/teaching from time to time.  I confirmed through a Texas DPS registry search that Chad Hutchins is on the list. He was sentenced  in a federal case in 2008 for possession of child sexual abuse images.  When I called the church, lead pastor Robin Rose answered. At the time I was not recording the call. I told him I was calling to confirm that my information was correct about Chad Hutchins and that this was the same person listed in the sermon notes portion of the church website. The phone call lasted about 25 minutes. After a few minutes in, I began recording the call as Pastor Rose had a lot to say, and I wanted to document this discussion. The phone call recording is embedded at the end of this po

Waco PD detective blames Baylor sexual assault victim and refuses investigation

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  In the fall of 2020, a sexual assault allegedly occurred off campus involving two Baylor University  students in Waco, Texas. The victim, Jane Doe, recalls being incapacitated at the time of the assault and did not come to a realization of what occurred until some time later. She then made a report in January 2021, first to the Baylor police department who immediately contacted Waco police to come in to take the report, because the assault occurred off campus.  On February 5, 2021, Jane Doe received a call from detective Michael Alston with the  Waco  police department. He informed her that he was closing her case having done no investigation. He never contacted the alleged perpetrator. He explained that he was closing the case because he personally did not believe that an assault occurred. In the first call, Detective Alston asked the victim why she waited so long to make a report. When the victim called the detective back to request clarification and a report in writing as to why h

Davey Blackburn’s social media connections with the suspects charged in connection to the murder of Amanda Blackburn

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Amanda Blackburn’s murder in November 2015 has been repeatedly described by her husband Davey Blackburn , as well as throughout media coverage, as a random home invasion. Three men have been charged in connection to her murder. Two of the three, Jalen Watson and Diano Gordon have received plea deals on lesser charges of burglary. Last month, Watson was sentenced to 29 years in prison. Gordon has a hearing set for June, as well as Larry Taylor.  Amanda Blackburn shooting One of three men charged in the 2015 fatal shooting of Amanda Blackburn has been sentenced to 29 years in prison for his part in the killing, according to court records. Jalen E. Watson, who in 2017 pleaded guilty to one count of robbery and two counts of burglary in the killing of the Indianapolis pastor’s wife, was sentenced last month to serve 29 years for the robbery charge and 20 combined years for the burglary charges, the records show. The sentences will be served concurrently. Amanda Blackburn was the daughter

Erosion of Trust: Todd Wagner resigns as lead pastor of Watermark Community Church

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  Yesterday, Watermark Community Church, a Dallas mega church, announced that founder and senior pastor Todd Wagner had resigned . In a video posted to the website along with the leadership update, Todd is joined on stage by several other elders and staff members. One of those, David Leventhal, announced that he had resigned last month due to "an erosion of trust in Todd Wagner's ability to lead in the role of Senior Pastor and Elder."  That's quite a line that was no doubt scripted, but that it made it into the official announcement says that something serious has been going on with Todd Wagner at Watermark Church. Last fall Todd announced that he was temporarily stepping back from his role as senior pastor due to the sin of pride. Leonardo Blair at The Christian Post covered this story at the time. “For the first time in 20 years, I’m stepping back from what I usually do so I can do the hard work of hard work. So don’t be looking for some scandal. Don’t even think

SBC Credentials Committee is a total sham. They are NOT a safe resource for ANY survivor - Jules Woodson

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Jules Woodson from Twitter 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. — Jules Woodson (@juleswoodson11) January 22, 2021 Time after time, the Southern Baptist Convention shows itself to be completely inept, corrupt and dangerous. Caring Well was a sham. As Jules Woodson's tweet thread explains, the SBC Credentials Committee is a sham.  Jules sent an email to lead pastor Steve Bradley at Stonebridge Church in Texas on May 15, 2019.  Steve Bradley was the pastor to whom Jules reported being  sexually abused  by her then youth pastor Andy Savage when she was in high school. Steve did not report this abuse to law enforcement. Andy was allowed to move on to Tennessee where he founded Highpoint Church with Chris Conlee.  Andy Savage resigned from Highpoint and has recently started a new church in Collierville, Tenn

Breaking: Uncle who found body and car of Marilane Carter dead of apparent suicide in Kansas after search warrant served at his house

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I was contacted Saturday night by someone asking if I had heard that Adam Carter's uncle Larry Bradley had killed himself. That was the first I had heard about it. I was also told that police had shown up at Larry Bradley's house last week in Overland Park, Kansas with a search warrant. Sometime after that, Larry allegedly left and went somewhere and killed himself, possibly at a nearby park.  Larry Bradley is Kansas Baptist pastor Adam Carter's uncle who found Marilane Carter's body and car on August 18, 2020 in a remote field in a shipping container in West Memphis, Arkansas. Larry is married to Ellen , Adam's dad Craig's sister.  I posted to Facebook and Twitter looking to confirm news of Larry's death. First, I received a reply from Jason Wilson on Facebook who reportedly is Larry Bradley's co-worker at BNSF Railway .  Then, a close friend of Adam confirmed Larry's death and the search warrant. I received private information in the Marilane Cart