The leaders of The Alabama Baptist (TAB) newspaper and Alabama Baptist Historical Commission (ABHC) decided in early October to consider background checks on staff and board members (known as commissioners for the ABHC).
The TAB and ABHC boards both affirmed the decisions and the ABHC commissioners will vote on the exact plan in February.
The background checks will likely include running names by the national sex offender registry.
TAB will run checks on all new staff and board members who are being considered after Jan. 1, 2020.
ABHC plans to check all existing staff and board members at one time if the plan is approved.
The groups’ leaders Jennifer Davis Rash, TAB, and Lonette Berg, ABHC, made the announcements to their boards following the lead of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM).
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Source: The Alabama Baptist