Lake Drive Books author Christa Brown recently published a Ms. Magazine article “Southern Baptists Pursue a Mission of Misogyny”.

On the eve of the next annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention starting this Sunday, Brown calls out the SBC for their institutionalized misogyny, which is in no small part connected to their own mishandling and dismissiveness of the clergy sex abuse in their ranks and to the polarizing political figures behind so much upheaval in our country today.

Here’s a few quotes from the more than spot on article, which we encourage you to read in its entirety:

“Beginning this Sunday, thousands of Southern Baptist Convention delegates will assemble in Indianapolis, and one of the most misogynistic gatherings in all of Christendom will be on display.”

“No one should ever forget that the Southern Baptist Convention has its very origins in a theology that sanctified the enslavement of human beings, consecrated the Confederacy, and birthed a bloody civil war.”

“When you combine the SBC’s misogynistic, authoritarian theology, which relegates females to second-class status, with an institutional structure lacking in effective accountability systems, you wind up with an institution in which abuse can run rampant.”

“As troubling as Southern Baptist beliefs and practices are, the faith group is too big and too mainstream to be dismissed as fringe. Their extremism hides in plain sight.”

Christa Brown

Named as one of the “top 10 religion newsmakers” of 2022, Christa Brown has persisted for two decades in working to peel back the truth about clergy sex abuse and coverups in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention. She has consistently demanded reforms to make other kids and congregants safer. Brown has been featured in The Houston ChronicleVice, writes for Baptist News Global, and has had numerous mentions in national media. She’s the author of Baptistland: A Memoir of Abuse, Betrayal, and Transformation, and This Little Light: Beyond a Baptist Preacher Predator and His Gang. Brown is a retired appellate attorney, a mom, and a grandma. She lives with her husband in Colorado.