ATLANTA — On May 27, 2022, we published a story with a headline that said “At least 40 Georgia cases listed on Southern Baptist Convention’s secret sex abuser list.” The story reported on the Southern Baptist Convention’s publication of a list of pastors and church-affiliated personnel accused of sexual assault. The Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention recently acknowledged it improperly included on the list the name of a pastor who had been found not guilty of sexual abuse at trial. The Southern Baptist Convention has removed the pastor’s name from its updated list. At the pastor’s request, we are not identifying him here so as to not draw further attention to him. In a letter, the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention apologized to the pastor for including his name on the original list. We also apologize to the Pastor and regret that he was wrongly identified in our story.
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