In the past five years there have been THREE Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary students who have been charged and convicted of serious sexual crimes. Brian "Doug" Goodrich stood in a courtroom and pled guilty in June of 2006 to taking indecent liberties with boys as young as 13 years old. A grand jury had indicted him on 10 counts, including statutory sex offenses, indecent liberties and first-degree sex exploitation. Doug, a student at Southeastern Seminary at the time, is not yet halfway through serving his 13 year prison sentence. Justin Eugene Taylor was arrested and charged in December 2007 with "unlawfully, willfully and feloniously attempting to take immoral, improper and indecent liberties against (a minor) for the purpose of arousing and gratifying sexual desire." Justin pled guilty in 2008 and was released on probation. After violating his probation, Justin was sentenced to serve time in a North Carolina prison where he is scheduled to be released in 2014. At the time of his arrest, Justin was a student at Southeastern Seminary. Last weekend, Southeastern Seminary student William Watson Birch was arrested for sexually assaulting a "mentally incapacitated and physically helpless" male seminary student. William Birch has already confessed his guilt. Southeastern Theological Seminary is a good school. I recommended SEBTS last Sunday to one of our members interested in pursuing ministry, so nobody should read this post as an attack on SEBTS. I am pointing out that William Birch's sexual assault on a drugged victim this past Saturday is not an uncommon event. Southern Baptists have SIX seminaries. We have over 45,000 churches. We have nearly 5,000 missionaries and tens of thousands of ordained ministers and seminary students. In the past twelve months there have been staggering numbers of Southern Baptists who have either confessed to, been charged with, or convicted of sexual crimes. It's time we Southern Baptists create a database to track sexual predators in our midst. Excuses are no longer acceptable. Get it done. It's time Executive Committee of the SBC. No more excuses. Just get it done.