The Daily Populous

Tuesday May 24th, 2022 morning edition

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First-time attendee Woodson spoke through tears as she described being abused sexually by a Southern Baptist minister.

A blistering report on the Southern Baptist Convention’s mishandling of sex abuse allegations is raising the prospect that the denomination, for the first time, will create a publicly accessible database of pastors and other church personnel known to be abusers.

“Those recommendations will be open to questions, debate and comments on the meeting floor,” said SBC President Ed Litton.

He expressed hope that the shocking findings in the Guidepost report will bring “lasting change” to the SBC, America’s largest Protestant denomination.

Among the Guidepost report’s findings was that the Executive Committee kept a secret list of hundreds of SBC-affiliated clergy and other personnel identified as sex abusers.

Associated Press religion coverage receives support through the AP’s collaboration with The Conversation US, with funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. »

Afghan male journalists wear masks on-air in solidarity with female colleagues

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Their moves prompted other Afghan men to post photos with their faces covered as part of the #FreeHerFace social media campaign, Human Rights Watch reported.

Earlier this month, the Taliban issued a decree that women and older girls must cover their faces in public and avoid being outside if possible.

Few female newscasters complied when the rule was initially announced on Thursday, but by Sunday it appeared the policy was being enforced. »

House Ethics Committee investigating cryptocurrency and sex allegations against Madison Cawthorn

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The House Ethics Committee has opened an investigation into claims that North Carolina Representative Madison Cawthorn committed insider trading and engaged in a sexual relationship with a male staff member in violation of House ethics rules.

Delaware Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester, a Democrat, and Republican Michelle Fischbach of Minnesota will also serve on the subcommittee.

A spokesperson for Mr Cawthorn did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Independent. »

Fans launch petition to replace Amber Heard with Blake Lively in ‘Aquaman 2’

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Entertainment Fans launch petition to replace Amber Heard with Blake Lively in ‘Aquaman 2’ By Malavika Pradeep COPY URL.

As the petition to dismiss Heard surpassed 4.3 million signatures last week, Johnny Depp fans are now searching for the next Queen Mera to replace the actress in question.

A top comment under the petition reads, “Amber Heard is a vile person, and should not be privileged to portray a beloved female hero. »

Clarence and Ginni Thomas Are Telling Us Exactly How the 2024 Coup Will Go Down

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While Clarence fought to give state legislatures the constitutional authority to reject election results, Ginni lobbied state legislators to do exactly that.

If Republicans succeed in pulling off a much more respectable coup in 2024, Americans will have every right to be furious and appalled.

For more on Ginni Thomas’ role in efforts to overturn the 2020 election, listen to this episode of What Next. »