The SBC Executive Committee voted back in February to form a study task force to “review the past and present activities” of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC).
It was reported at the time that the task force would report back to the Executive Committee by September. The EC met today virtually. Not a word was mentioned about the ERLC study task force.
The abbreviated meeting was held online due to safety concerns related to the pandemic. EC Chairman Rolland Slade said that he hopes to have a full meeting in February. He said, “We all know that there are a number of other issues that need our attention before we come to Nashville in 2021. Prayerfully we will have the opportunity to meet and discuss them in February.”
It would have been nice to have at least a brief update on the progress of the task force with a promise of a fuller report in February. Instead, we’re left to continue wondering what is happening behind closed doors. Unfortunately, the current EC has done precious little to instill confidence in the minds of Southern Baptists.