Johnny Hunt, Disgraced Former SBC Pastor, Sues Denomination He Once Led

Bob Smietana of Religion News Service reports that Johnny Hunt, a former Southern Baptist pastor and denominational leader, is suing the Southern Baptist Convention for libel over allegations levied against him in a 2022 report. Hunt admits that a sexual encounter with another pastor’s wife occurred, but he claims that it was consensual. The report alleges that it was sexual assault. The SBC declined to comment on the pending litigation.

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