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Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

Purpose and Scope:
This website, StopPastoralAbuse.org, serves as an informational and educational resource. It is not intended to provide legal, medical, or mental health advice. The content herein should not be construed as professional guidance or consultation.

Accuracy and Reliability:
While we strive for accuracy, we cannot guarantee the completeness, timeliness, or reliability of the information presented. The website is maintained by volunteers and is not an exhaustive or definitive source on the subject of abuse within the Independent Fundamental Baptist (IFB) movement.

External Links:
External links are provided for additional resources but do not signify endorsement or verification of the content on those sites. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy, or practices of external websites.

User Responsibility:
Your use of this website is at your own risk. You are solely responsible for any actions or decisions you take based on the information or materials on this website. We strongly recommend consulting qualified professionals for specific advice tailored to your situation.

Limitation of Liability:
By using this website, you agree to hold StopPastoralAbuse.org, its members, administrators, and webmasters harmless in all circumstances. We disclaim all liability for any direct, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages that may result from the use of, or the inability to use, this website or the materials contained herein.

Sensitive Content:
Please exercise caution as some content may be distressing for survivors. If you are in crisis, seek immediate help from a qualified professional or a suicide hotline at 1-800-784-2433.

Legal Status of Featured Individuals:
Note that many individuals featured on this site have not been convicted of any crimes; our content often focuses on allegations and charges rather than legal outcomes. We do not conduct independent investigations or interviews.

Call to Action:
We emphasize the urgent need for Baptist denominational leaders to establish trained review boards for the independent assessment of clergy abuse allegations. However, the decision to engage with any individual, group, or organization based on this call to action is solely your own.

Acceptance of Terms:
Your use of this site indicates your understanding and full acceptance of these terms and conditions.

The silence of church leaders can often allow perpetrators to evade detection until after the limitations period for criminal prosecution has expired. This pattern underscores the need for Baptist denominational leaders to establish a trained review board for the independent assessment of clergy abuse allegations and record-keeping on credibly-accused clergy.

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