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The Southern Baptist Convention’s Nashville headquarters. (Mark Humphrey/AP). “20 years, 700 victims”. So reads part of the headline of a sweeping investigation that has found years of sexual abuse perpetrated by hundreds of Southern Baptist church leaders against an even larger number of victims. The Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News reported that nearly 400 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced sexual misconduct allegations in the past two decades. As many as 700 victims — some as young as 3 — were sexually abused, some raped and molested repeatedly, according to the report. But instead of ensuring that sexual predators were kept at bay, the Southern B... Full story

11 February