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Ep. 134: Scouts, Southern Baptists, and The Decline Of The Mainline

On today’s program, churches that sponsor Boy Scout troops and Cub packs may be at risk for sexual abuse lawsuits.  We’ll explain why.  And we look at yet another formerly great Christian denomination that progressive ideologies have forced into decline.  An update on the United Church of Christ, later in the program.  We begin today with news that Southern Baptists are still struggling with how to move forward in the fact of sex abuse scandals.

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The producers for today’s program are Rich Roszel and Steve Gandy. We get database and other technical support from Cathy Goddard, Stephen DuBarry, and Casey Sudduth.  Writers who contributed to today’s program include Christina Darnell, Anne Stych, Kim Roberts, Steve Rabey, Jeffrey Walton, Bob Smietana, Rod Pitzer, and David Crary.

Special thanks to The Institute on Religion & Democracy for contributing material for this week’s program.

Until next time, may God bless you.