Friday, February 17, 2006

Both SBC Mission Boards Under Fire

Just as leadership at the Southern Baptist Convention's Internation Mission Board has agreed to withdraw its request that the Convention remove blogging Trustee Wade Burleson from its board, the North American Mission Board is being roundly criticised by the editor of a fundamentalist dominated state newspaper.

Open criticism of the Southern Baptist Convention agencies and its leadership has been rare for since two editors of Baptist Press were terminated in the late 1980's.

It looks like the iron-fisted takeover leaders are either losing some control or are relaxing their grip on power in the Convention.

Kudos to Wade Burleson for successfully facing the IMB leadership down.

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