Southern Baptists face sex abuse crisis with litany of lament

By Adelle M. Banks BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) — The last session of the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention opened with thousands of Baptists lamenting for what their president, J.D. Greear, labeled a crisis of sexual abuse. Following along on large screens around the Legacy Arena, women, men, pastors, lay people and survivors took …