Report is presented in bulletin.
16% of nominations are ethnic nominees.
Brent Hobbs moves an amendment. Replace Thom Polvogt of First Baptist Church of Katy with Johnson Ellis from Prestonwood church in Dallas.
Speaks highly of Johnson Ellis, who was born on the mission field and has been a part of mission work all his life.
Joshua Crutchfield of Texas speaks on behalf of Thom Polvogt.
The amendment fails by a large margin. I’ve never seen it work to replace a committee nominee. During the time of the CR, there was a policy put in place that you were not allowed to speak against the candidate you wanted to replace, but only for the candidate you wanted to promote. That makes replacing a candidate almost impossible.
Brent tried to mention that Thom’s pastor has been very critical of David Platt and according to policy was cut off.
Here’s the problem:
Nominations are announced in the bulletin on Tuesday morning. There no time to make a public campaign if you feel someone is wrong.
You can’t speak against a nominee, only for the replacement.
The deck is stacked. That’s the way we want it, I guess – thus it has always been.