Rob Collingsworth posted a Twitter thread for the ages today. I wish I had time before the Executive Committee meeting to ask him to make it into a post for you to read here, but there isn’t time. He explains the issues comprehensively. I would encourage you to read the entire thread.
Time for an explainer on the issues within the Southern Baptist Convention, conflict among the Executive Committee, and our looming polity crisis. Buckle up.
Where to begin? Let’s start in 2000. 1/
— rob collingsworth (@rcollingsworth) September 28, 2021
Ronnie Floyd has worked to scuttle the wishes of the messengers of the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting and prevent a full agreement that includes the waiver of privilege as was overwhelming demanded. Rob shows fairly conclusively that this is the result of a 20-year effort.
- Paige Patterson’s long record of mistreatment of women and the efforts of the CBN to protect him.
- Ronnie Floyd’s shameful treatment and campaign of personal destruction against Jen Lyell, and his desire to hide that.
- The efforts to protect the reputations of several EC staffers and officers who worked to undermine JD Greear’s efforts to deal forthrightly with sexual abuse issues.
That’s my read. I encourage you to read what Rob has to say.