Department of Justice: Declaring War on Southern Baptists? 3 Things You Should Know

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Has the Justice Department gone too far by targeting Southern Baptists?

The Justice Department has opened an investigation on the Southern Baptist Convention.

With unlimited funds and unlimited time, the Justice Department has the power to destroy, cripple, and harm the Baptists.

In fact, there is a greater danger to every Christian about what the Justice Department is doing.

Here are 3 things you should know…

#1: The Big Danger

The big danger is the amount of money, time, and resources the Southern Baptist have versus the Justice Department’s unlimited money, resources, and time.

This will be a huge hit on the ministry’s funds—Funds that help the hurting, the broken, and to advance the Gospel.

But more than that, ultimately the Justice Department may use this as an excuse for a power grab, by demanding to oversee pastors, and decide which pastors can be hired, or even decide on church doctrine (what can be said and what can’t be said).

The dangers of what the government may demand regarding “accountability” and “restitution” is enormous.

The Justice Department is completely throwing out the First Amendment, and trashing religious freedom.

#2: The Southern Baptists Opened the Door Themselves

The Southern Baptists put themselves into this situation because they wrongfully and terribly ignored the hurt and pain of people who suffered sexual abuse by pastors in churches.

They tried to coverup and ignore the situation, and it came back to bite them.

But the Southern Baptists made plans to correct this, so it would never happen again.

The Southern Baptist Church (SBC) voted to adopt reforms and implement a tool to prevent any further abuse in the church—They created The Official Database of Credibly Accused Pastors.

They also commissioned Guidepost to do an independent investigation. Guidepost’s report showed that allegations of abuse had been kept from the trustees, as well as any decisions made by EC staff and the church’s legal team.

The report also revealed that for over 20 years, EC leaders had a list of over 700 abusive pastors. They also found that allegations were mishandled, and victims were mistreated.

The investigators interviewed over 300 people which took 8 months and cost over $2 million dollars.

Upon the report’s release, the DOJ made inquiries, seeking the unredacted version of Guidepost’s report, and started issuing grand jury subpoenas.

The SBC told the DOJ that they are open to cooperating with the investigation, issuing this statement:

“While we continue to grieve and lament past mistakes related to sexual abuse, current leaders across the SBC have demonstrated a firm conviction to address those issues of the past and are implementing measures to ensure they are never repeated in the future.”

There does not have to be government intervention or oversight in this.

It’s being handled.

#3: It’s Questionable the Federal Government Should Be Doing This at All

The DOJ’s actions go against their own procedures which are outlined on their website:

“Child sex abuse matters are generally handled by local and state authorities, and not by the federal government.”

Since the SBC have the situation under control, have admitted their fault, and have instituted a plan to address the problem, and moved forward, why would the federal government get involved?

It makes no sense…

This is another case of government overreach.

It’s again, a reflection on the war against Christianity.

What do you think? Email me at craig@electionforum.org

10 Comments on “Department of Justice: Declaring War on Southern Baptists? 3 Things You Should Know”

  1. Thank you foe these updates, and of course the government is seeking to bring harm to an institution that is determined to help children, and all other ages. It is curious that they seem to be quick to respond to this, while slow to respond to matters that they have ignored for years.
    Hunter Bidden, Bill Clinton, etc. etc. etc.

  2. Thank you for this good explanation. I wondered about the government getting involved in church business when I read about this. They don’t have time to investigate Hunter Biden and his family, but they can go against the Constitution and investigate churches? I believe that shutting down churches was the beginning of this kind of thing, and pastors, as least most of them, went along with it, despite Constitutional protections. Give up your Constitutional rights once and they’ve got their foot in the door. Not surprising at all.

  3. I think the SBC is mighty foolish (dare I say cowardly?) to cooperate with any DOJ “investigation”.

    Far worse than violating DOJ’s own policy is its violation of the Constitution. Its enumerated (limited) powers delegated to the federal government does not include investigating churches.

  4. Not surprised that the DOJ coming against the Southern Baptist Convention as they represent so many Churches and their members. The current administration in the WH does not want any organization that might object to their agenda, and see those that object or criticize to be enemies they must get rid of. Control is the name of their game, and it won’t stop at the SBC, but will extend to other denominations that oppose their agenda of corruption, immorality and the break down of the family. Just look at what is happening in the public schools, in the health industry, and at the borders of our nation. Chaos abounds, yet the DOJ and the entire Biden administration continue to ignore what is painfully obvious to most of the people.

  5. If there are any members of a Southern Baptist Church still registered with the Democrat Party, this intrusion into Church governance should clear their minds. All Christian churches have clear scriptural guidance on handling these situations on an internal relationships basis. Local laws can handle any unlawful action by individuals who are also members of a church. I see no reason at all for the FBI, DOJ, or any other Federal body to get involved.

  6. First it was Catholics, then it was Mormons, and and now it is SBCs. Is it just me or does anyone else see a pattern here? Is this the beginning of the “Tribulation?”

  7. I see Merrick Garland, AG, stepping out of his bounds. There seems to be a dark spirit in His demeanor that tells one he likes/wants control. As a Christian and an American Citizen, I urge the SBC to work diligently and stay on the same page; to ban together in prayer and ask the Lord Jesus to take care of these sad and concerning situations. It may be that Merrick Garland is working against Christianity…

  8. Money often translates to power. Look at who gives to Biden’s campaign coffers for 2024. Notice how many donors connected to the Fortune 500 there are on that list.

    Remember also that the California State Legislature has control of 2 of the largest pension funds in the world (CalPERS and CalSTRS) and that those pension funds successfully ousted former Disney CEO Michael Eisner. You don’t think Wall Street comes running like a dog to the calls of the California State legislature? Corporate Executives at these Fortune 500 companies know their jobs are based on their company’s return to shareholders, not just on turning a profit. And they know the California Legislature, which the “Progressive” Democrats control with over 75% of both houses, could pass a law which Governor Gavin Newsom will sign that could punish their corporation thru a shorting of their stock or a sell off of their stock which could incite a panic within the rest of the investor community revolving around their stock price, if they cross the California State Legislature.

    The Biden DOJ is looking into these religious organizations, because they believe they can get away with it and nobody will stop them or punish them for it, because of where the money they are receiving is coming from. Look at how many Citigroup and Goldman Sachs people are in the Biden Administration.

    When conservatives started leaving California for other states, rather than stay and fight for the state, we started losing the culture war. Yes the facts may be on our side, but money unfortunately matters more than facts, because you need money to get facts out to the rest of the public. When the left controls much of the news media and social media, only mail, walkers knocking on doors and callers calling voters can hope to overcome that much media bias.

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