- Shades Crest Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
- First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg, Florida.
- First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg, Maryland.
I understand why people often try to peg the “good guys” based on little more than a label. It’s that age-old human desire to believe in the righteousness of the home-team. It’s a sort of tribalism.
But folks, I wasn’t part of the Baptist civil war, and when it comes to clergy sex abuse, I perceive the conservative/moderate labels as being meaningless. Neither side can claim high ground.
The misperception is that it’s about one Baptist group versus another Baptist group. It’s not.