Pressler lawsuit moved to federal court

  |  Source: Baptist News Global

Former Judge Paul Pressler, who played a leading role in wresting control of the Southern Baptist Convention from moderates starting in 1979, poses for a photo in his home in Houston on May 30, 2004. (AP Photo /Michael Stravato / Distributed by RNS)

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A lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by a Houston layman active in Southern Baptist Convention politics in the 1970s and 1980s has been moved to federal court.

Second Baptist Church in Houston, the latest party added to the lawsuit centering on “conservative resurgence” co-founder Paul Pressler, demanded the case be removed from the 127th Judicial District Court of Harris County because it involves a matter of federal law.

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