Well I want to invite you to read a post by Pastor Tim Fellure called A Fault in Fundamentalism!
Let me give you a couple paragraphs to get you interested enough to click over and read it:
But there is a fault among us that is doing much greater damage to our name and cause than fallen preachers. I speak of the rush to judgment against every preacher who has accusation brought against him. The principle of innocent until proven guilty applies everywhere except in Baptist circles. Every preacher knows that all that is needed to destroy his ministry is an accusation. It can come from his most bitter opponent, have absolutely no foundation in truth, be backed up with not one witness or shred of evidence, and his church will run him out of town while his preacher friends gather at the monthly fellowship to pompously slander him.
And the sin is even more egregious when we have clear mandate from the scriptures as to how we should respond to such accusations. Deuteronomy 19:15 demands that no man be accused without the testimony of two or three witnesses, and the apostle Paul applies the same principle to accusations brought against the elders of the church – â€œAgainst an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnessesâ€ (I Tim. 5:19). And if Moses and Paul are not credible enough, then Jesus Himself gave the multiple witness rule in dealing with an erring brother (Matt. 18:15-17). But too many Baptist brethren have ignored this principle in their greedy lust for gossip on a fellow minister.