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SNAP members at First Baptist Church of Oviedo in Florida, where Tommy Gilmore previously worked as a children's minister.


Advocate says Baptists ill-equipped to address sexual abuse by clergy, Associated Baptist Press, 10/14/11

Une voix contre le tabou, Réforme magazine (France), 3/10/11 (excerpts in English)

Church honors advocate for abuse victims, Associated Baptist Press, 12/7/10

Christa Brown: Featured guest for Newd Magazine, 1/17/2010

Pulpit Predators: It's not just Father so and so ..., by Tiffani Knowles, NEWD magazine, January 2010

Christa Brown's saga resonates more for me now that I'm a mother, by Eileen Flynn, Austin American-Statesman, 7/4/09

Book says SBC lacks system for preventing sexual abuse, ABP, 6/9/09

Austin lawyer pushes Baptist churches to confront sexual abuse, by Eileen Flynn, Austin American-Statesman, June 9, 2008

Austin woman strives to prevent sexual abuse in church, by Annalisa Petralia, KEYE-TV, May 1, 2008

SBC to consider national clergy sex-offender database, by Bob Allen, EthicsDaily, June 11, 2007 ("He was an adult nearly twice her age.")

SBC president says denomination looking into sex offender registry, by Bob Allen, EthicsDaily, April 16, 2007 ("While the SBC's attorney told Brown they had no record of alleged abuser Tommy Gilmore, he had served for years alongside former SBC president Charles Stanley at First Baptist Church in Atlanta. In 1986 Gilmore was entrusted with arranging child care for 50,000 messengers when the convention met in Atlanta.")

Keeping doors open, by Gary Soulsman, The News Journal, March 3, 2007

Group asks Southern Baptist leaders to address clergy sex abuse, by Bob Allen, EthicsDaily, 2/19/07

Dee Miller writes CB's story:
Brown v. First Baptist Church of Farmers Branch, Texas, February 2006


SNAP Press Statement regarding sexual abuse of a minor at First Baptist Church of Farmers Branch, February 20, 2006

SNAP Press Statement regarding secret file of clergy predators at Baptist General Convention of Texas, February 20, 2006

"Victims urge BGCT to release list", Baptist Standard, March 3, 2006

SNAP Press Statement at First Baptist Church of Oviedo regarding Southern Baptist minister Tommy Gilmore, March 31, 2006

"Protestors rally in front of local church", Oviedo Voice, April 6, 2006

"No more church secrets about sex abuse", Dallas Morning News, April 28, 2006

SNAP Statement regarding annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, June 14, 2006

"Lawsuit charges sexual abuse of teen", by Mark Pinsky, Orlando Sentinel, October 22, 2005  [Reporting that minister Tommy Gilmore was asked to resign after the Orlando Sentinel began making inquiries about the lawsuit against him in Dallas. Yet LONG before that, many church and denominational leaders were informed about the substantiated report of Gilmore having sexually abused a church girl.]