In 2021, former Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee officer, Rod Martin joined The Reformation Charlotte Podcast to discuss the potential fallout from a swath of “abuse survivors” and advocates who were pushing for the SBC to waive attorney-client privilege in an investigation that ultimately led to a report exposing hundreds of Southern Baptist pastors and leaders accused of abuse.
Today, one of the most notable abuse victims with close ties to the investigation and its various court cases claims that the SBC filed for bankruptcy as a result of payouts for its alleged abuse cover-ups.
Martin responded on Twitter today to the rumor, stating that he wasn’t sure if it were true, but that this is exactly what he had warned of previously during our podcast.
“Eleven of America’s most accomplished lawyers advised us plainly that if the EC blatantly violated its fiduciary duties, we would be left without insurance and without any means to pay any victims who might exist,” Martin said.
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“In short, virtue signaling cheated the survivors men like Grant Gaines, Dean Inserra, Jared Wellman, Adam Wyatt, Jay Adkins and the rest claimed to represent, Martin Continued. “And they absolutely DID NOT CARE.”
“So here we are, with the EC’s reserves gone, apparently the insurance gone (“believe all women” after all), and Adam’s committee considering selling the building, something you get to do exactly once.”
“And all this despite a Guidepost report — lacking any pretense of Biblical due process — that nevertheless found no wrongdoing among the members of the EC.”
“Somehow this was “doing the right thing”?” Martin asked.
This story is developing and we will keep you posted as soon as more information is available.