A group of activists recently gathered in front of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) building in Nashville, Tennessee to call for transparency, accountability and change in the convention to prior sexual abuse and prevent future sexual abuse in churches and other SBC organizations. The demonstration was led by Hannah-Kate Williams, who is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who filed a lawsuit against Southern Baptist Convention leaders for their alleged failure to investigate and handle reports of sexual abuse. Williams’ attorneys, Brian Kent of Laffey, Bucci & Kent and Vanessa Cantley of the Louisville, Kentucky firm of Bahe, Cook, Cantley and Nefzger, attended the protest and affirmed their commitment to fight for justice for sexual abuse survivors.
“I’ve seen the impact voices can have in changing momentous institutions,” Kent said. “Your voice is powerful…your voice matters.”
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