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The Cover-Up Continues as the Rabbit Hole Gets Deeper

Updated: Oct 7, 2021

Southern Baptist Convention

Today, September 21, 2021, a letter was posted from Jennifer Lyell to the SBC Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, who will soon be meeting in Nashville for a regularly scheduled meeting.

The letter, submitted via email to the Executive Committee members, alleges that Dr. Ronnie Floyd (the current EC President), former EC VP Augie Boto, and former EC chairman Mike Stone were all actively involved in covering up Jennifer’s own case of abuse perpetrated by a former SBC seminary professor.

The letter is difficult to read, but Jennifer has released it for the sake of the Southern Baptist Convention, and for every Southern Baptist.

You can read the full text of Jennifer’s letter here. The story was originally published at SBC Voices on 9/21/21.

This all seems to unfortunately support the arguments made in some of my previous pieces about a Culture of Elitism in the Southern Baptist Convention, and also about the issue of sexual abuse and its cover-ups.

If this is true, it seems there is a SBC house cleaning needed from the top down.

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Jennifer Lyell
Jennifer Lyell
Oct 07, 2021

One correction, it's Jennifer Lyell.

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Thanks! And, thank you for your willingness to speak out. Many prayers for you.


Sep 21, 2021

If these accusations are indeed true, and I have no reason to doubt her story considering she has documentation, then Dr. Ronnie Floyd should be removed immediately. Do we know if the committee went into Executive Session to have the discussions? If they did then every EC Member that voted to do so should resign today. If they do not resign then every avenue available, per the by-laws, should be used to remove them. The only way that folks within the SBC can have any confidence about this "investigation" is for it to be discussed in the open and for the full report to be released at it's conclusion. Anyone implicated to be involved in cover-ups, past or present, should…

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