Tom Ascol has a statement, here.
Here’s a word not in the statement: “apologize”
Here’s another word not in the statement: “sorry”
Here’s a word, used once, in the statement: “regret”
We regret the pain and confusion we caused by this unwise alignment of image and idea.
Not exactly a profile in courage or confession to speak of an “unwise alignment.” It was scurrilous. Glad he took responsibility for it.
I find the whole thing a calamity in our cooperative SBC family and this statement is not all that satisfying to me. I can’t ignore that one of Ascol’s guys buttonholed at least one of the abuse speakers at the SBC.
You make your own judgment. I’ve never been a strong critic of the Founders organization or Ascol. I don’t trust them, though, and if this degrades the credibility of the organization I’d say it is well deserved.
As with all signed articles on SBC Voices, this is only my own opinion.
…and put my resume in for that Hawaii church.