Earlier this week, we published How the Conservative Baptist Network took control of the Executive Committee. Yesterday the Executive Committee officers released a statement disputing its interpretation of the facts. Since that statement was released in Baptist Press, there have been calls on social media for SBC Voices to remove the article and issue an apology.
After reading the statement from the Executive Committee, we stand by the concerns stated in our article and others we’ve published. Some have said that the Executive Committee statement proves the article is untrue. The Executive Committee statement does not contradict any of the concerns presented in the article. Our article did not argue that the outgoing Chairman violated the EC bylaws – that was never the issue at hand. Our article included an important perspective on a public meeting with concerns about the CBN Steering Council’s relationship on the EC. In addition, we remind you that the statement from BP is essentially a statement from the EC officers themselves asserting they did nothing wrong.
We stand by what we’ve published.