The Daily Populous

Monday May 23rd, 2022 morning edition

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Leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention on Sunday released a major third-party investigation that found that sex abuse survivors were often ignored, minimized and “even vilified” by top clergy in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.

Evidence in the report suggests leaders also lied to Southern Baptists over whether they could maintain a database of offenders to prevent more abuse when top leaders were secretly keeping a private list for years.

Many of the cases referred to in the report were considered outside the statute of limitations, the time survivors can report sex abuse, so it’s unclear how many abusers were criminally charged.

The report states that Hunt, in an interview with investigators, denied any physical contact with the woman but acknowledged that he had interactions with her.

What the report reveals is that leaders maintained a list of offenders while keeping it a secret to avoid the possibility of getting sued.

That same year, after a Southern Baptist pastor made a motion for a database, Boto rejected the idea.

“People will say, ‘This is not all Southern Baptists, look at all the good we do.’ The report demonstrates a pattern of stonewalling, coverup, intimidation and retaliation.”. »

Millionaires join Davos protests, demanding ‘tax us now’

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The charity Oxfam recently said rising inequality could push as many as 263 million more people into extreme poverty in 2022, reversing decades of progress.

The only credible outcome from this conference is to tax the richest and tax us now.

The protest comes as it was revealed that there were now a record 177 billionaires in the UK, with a combined fortune of £653bn. »

Zelensky says Russia has blocked Ukraine from exporting 22M tons of food products

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Saturday that Russia has blocked the embattled country from exporting 22 million tons of food products.

Now it will create a food crisis if we do not unblock the routes for Ukraine, do not help the countries of Africa, Europe, Asia, which need these food products,” Zelensky warned.

“Russia has blocked almost all ports and all, so to speak, maritime opportunities to export food – our grain, barley, sunflower and more,” said Zelensky. »