The Daily Populous

Sunday May 29th, 2022 evening edition

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The Southern Baptist Convention on Thursday released a once-secret and lengthy list of accused sex abusers — several of whom are in the Midwest — within the denomination.

The 205-page list is a compilation of ministers and other church workers who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse.

“The whole thing should be seen for what it is,” wrote former Southern Baptist Convention executive committee member and general counsel D. August Boto in an internal email that was published in the report.

The crisis rocking the Southern Baptist denomination this week is similar in many ways to what the Catholic church continues to face.

Doyle was told, “Southern Baptist leaders truly have no authority over local churches,” a response that Doyle regarded as dismissive, according to the investigative report.

That same year, at the SBC convention in San Antonio, Oklahoma pastor Wade Burleson made a motion to create a database of Southern Baptist clergy who had been convicted or credibly accused of, or had confessed to sexual abuse.

Southern Baptist leaders said publicizing the list of credibly accused abusers represented “an initial, but important, step towards addressing the scourge of sexual abuse and implementing reform in the Convention.”. »

Rhode Island zoo welcomes birth of world's most endangered wolf

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The Roger Williams Zoo in Rhode Island announced the birth of a red wolf, the most endangered species of canid in the world.

May 27 (UPI) -- A Rhode Island zoo announced the birth of a critically endangered red wolf pup -- the first born at the facility since 2005.

The zoo said the pup is the first red wolf born at the zoo since 2005. »

Boris Johnson to reportedly bring back imperial measurements to mark platinum jubilee

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Boris Johnson will reportedly announce the return of imperial measurements to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee, in an apparent attempt to garner support among Brexiter voters in battleground seats that the Conservatives are in danger of losing.

Britain currently uses a mix of imperial and metric measurements, with speed limits in miles per hour and milk and beer bought in pints.

During the 2019 general election campaign, Johnson pledged that he would bring back imperial units in shops. »

Bethesda’s Indiana Jones game may not be Xbox exclusive, it’s been claimed

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Bethesda‘s upcoming Indiana Jones game, currently in development at Wolfenstein studio MachineGames, may not be an Xbox exclusive, it’s been claimed.

While discussing the game, Corden’s co-host Rand al Thor says “we don’t know if it’s exclusive,” to which Corden replies: “It isn’t.”.

MachineGames’ Indiana Jones, which was announced early last year, is being worked on in collaboration with the newly reformed Lucasfilm Games. »

329 years later, last Salem ‘witch’ who wasn’t is pardoned

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Massachusetts lawmakers on Thursday, May 26, 2022, formally exonerated Elizabeth Johnson Jr., clearing her name 329 years after she was convicted of witchcraft in 1693 at the height of the Salem Witch Trials.

BOSTON (AP) — It took more than three centuries, but the last Salem “witch” who wasn’t has been officially pardoned.

Johnson was never executed, but neither was she officially pardoned like others wrongly accused of witchcraft. »