Really? You think that's all a woman's good for? Decorating?Cleon wrote: ↑Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:37 amInvent an ordained office of "Church Decorator". It should make all the women happy.tuttle wrote: ↑Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:52 amIf Beth Moore gets elected, your church should be all #NotMyPresidentJester wrote: ↑Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:31 pmDon't fret boys. At the end of the day each Baptist congregation is still autonomous.tuttle wrote: ↑Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:54 pmI hope the same. The last few years seemed like a pretty emotionally charged couple of gatherings. This one seems to take the cake so far. Hopefully calmer heads prevail and wisdom wins out.Cleon wrote: ↑Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:36 pmI hope the convention comes out okay in all this. Emotions are high and the speed that all this is happening is unreal. Those factors usually don't lend themselves to good decision making.tuttle wrote: ↑Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:39 amThe Southern Baptist Convention's Annual Meeting begins today and things are a little more contentious than usual...
Of course you've got the Calvinist issue that's been fomenting for the last few years, but this year they've decided to kick it up a notch.
Following the MLK 50 conference there'll be discussion about social justice (see above in this thread) which is sure to be misinterpreted by everyone inside and out. And if that wasn't enough, maybe the biggest issue at hand right now is, what I've seen almost across the board by both sides, being called the SBC's "#MeToo moment."
It all kind of blew up after some remarks by Paige Patterson about women in abusive relationships and then allegations came out about him covering up a rape at his school. Patterson was to give the annual address at the meeting. Since the kerfuffle Patterson has decided to not give his address and his school has fired him and has stripped him of all benefits.
So now there's a pretty big (or at least, loud) #MeToo wave being ridden by a lot of folks coming to the meeting. I've seen lots of buzz on twitter and blogs about Southern Baptists needing to place women in positions of authority within the SBC, many looking to Beth Moore as a possible presidential candidate. And just behind that wave I'm also seeing people advocating for women to not just rise to power within the Convention but within SBC churches as pastors/preachers.
Might be an interesting few days to follow how some of this plays out.
EDIT: Here's a news report that gives a little more info: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/nation ... _gathering
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