David Uth, pastor of First Baptist, Orlando, and president of the 2020 SBC Pastors’ Conference, has responded to the movement by some to pressure him into changing the SBC Pastors’ Conference schedule he has designed. He is not backing down, but he has removed one point of attack for the critics.
Some were seeking to pressure the EC to refuse the normal $100,000 in funding they receive for help with the venue costs. Uth has declared that First Baptist, Orlando will underwrite all the expenses.
- No money from any SBC entity will be sought.
- Donations from churches and individuals will be accepted.
- Non-SBC sponsors will be sought.
Here is the letter, from the PC website. After the relentless Twitter attacks, a response such as this is understandable, if regrettable.