I was elected 2nd VP with about 59.5% of the vote. I was shocked.
Then, I was confronted by an angry man who called my character and desire for unity in the SBC into question. I am, he said, a fraud.
I am a lot of things, folks. I’m overweight, sinful, sometimes self-centered and angry and base and, well, you fill in the blanks.
But I will tell you two things.
1) I know that little weight or import attaches to the office if 2nd VP.
2) I will use whatever influence I have to promote a New Baptist Majority, that exalts Christ and revels in the unity we have in him, that emphasizes a partnership based on the Great Commission, the Baptist Faith & Message, and the Cooperate Program.
Question the wisdom of that position, but do not doubt my passion for it!
Thanks to the twitter army that promoted my candidacy. Alan Cross’ speech was amazing, and our twitterers were committed. Thanks to everyone.