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KY--Victims blast new Southern Baptist national president

For immediate release: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790314 645 5915 home, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

We’re disappointed that the Southern Baptist Convention just elected Bellevue Baptist pastor Steve Gaines as president. He covered up abuse by minister Paul Williams for at least six months.

http://www.christianexaminer.com/article/breaking-steve-gaines-elected-sbc-president-by-acclamation-after-j-d-greear-withdraws/50801.htm

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TX--SNAP to Baptist officials: Blast proposal to keep controversial Baylor coach

For immediate release: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790,314 645 5915 home, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

We call on top US Baptist officials to denounce a plan being discussed by some Baylor alums to keep a controversial coach who has been ousted for turning a blind eye to rapes.

http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/college-sports/baylorbears/2016/06/15/national-columnist-baylor-faction-pushing-briles-return-showing-dark-ugly-side-college-fandom

The annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention is being held now in St. Louis. We urge delegates and officials to introduce and pass a resolution condemning the suggested retention of Coach Art Briles.

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