Dwight McKissic was at our Voices pizza dinner today (wonderful time, thanks Adam) and he was a bit stirred up. Oh, he was his normal self, but wounded by battle with the Resolutions Committee. He tried to bring his resolution on the alt-right out of the trash bin and was told in front of everyone all its faults. Dwight’s motion failed(majority, but not 2/3).
We talked about making a new effort next year to tell the world clearly that racism, white supremacy, and alt-right politics have no place in SBC life.
Then we found out that we wouldn’t have to wait. A motion to resurrect Dwight’s idea failed narrowly, but leaders in the convention realized that we could not let the impression that alt-right racism was acceptable. I don’t know the details but people worked on a solution.
When we wandered back over tonight, a friend told me something was going on and to get the guys back over. Most of us are tired and were not planning to come back. The rushed over. Just before the IMB report the president announced that tonight an action would be taken.
None of us is sure exactly what the solution will be. My guess is that a resolution will be offered that unmistakably and unquestionably states the SBC’s opposition to alt-right racism, white nationalism, and racial politics.
The world is watching – anything less is a very bad message.
Let us infuriate the racists by walking in obedience to God and to his word that reveals his heart. Let us honor the Christ who died to save sinners and to unite them into one body.