News broke this week that the lawsuit filed against the North American Mission Board by Will McRaney, former executive of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware, was dismissed on Monday. Senior Judge Glen Davidson of the U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi ruled that the lawsuit would require the court to determine religious elements in the case which “the court cannot do.”
Baptist Press posted an article yesterday about the dismissal which you can find here.
ABERDEEN, Miss. (BP) — First Amendment legal precedent has been cited in a federal court’s dismissal of a lawsuit against the North American Mission Board by a former executive of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware.
The court declined to get involved in an ecclesiastical matter.
SBC This Week posted a picture of the dismissal order on Twitter Wednesday.
— SBC This Week (@SBCthisWeek) April 24, 2019
The whole case was ridiculous from the beginning. The decision to sue Southern Baptists by filing a lawsuit against the North American Mission Board was not helpful to the cause of Christ and we can all be glad it’s over now.