SBC Leaders Agree to Pay $1.6M for Sexual Abuse Review, Delay Decision on Waiving Privilege

(Christian Post) After hours of debate this week, Southern Baptist Convention leaders declined for the time being to allow a third-party firm access to communication with its lawyers as part of an investigation into how top denominational leaders handled sex abuse allegations. 

On Tuesday, the SBC’s Executive Committee rejected a proposal that would have allowed Guidepost Solutions, the firm investigating the committee’s handling of sexual abuse claims, to review materials involving the executive committee and its attorney.

Instead, the EC voted to take another week to negotiate whether or not to waive attorney-client privilege. It adopted a temporary measure to move the sexual abuse review forward and agreed to fully fund the upcoming investigation up to $1.6 million….

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Editor’s Note. This article was written by Leah MarieAnn Klett and published at the Christian Post


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