SBC Executive Committee

Southern Baptist Convention’s lawyers to cut ties after vote to waive privilege

"The longtime general counsel for the Southern Baptist Convention has decided to cut ties with the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. The decision came after members of the SBC’s Nashville-based Executive Committee decided to waive attorney-client privilege as part of a sexual-abuse investigation." - RNS

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SBC Executive Committee approves Guidepost contract, agrees to waive privilege

"Members of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee voted for the waiving of attorney client privilege within the scope of an independent third-party investigation of the EC concerning the handling of sexual abuse claims." - BPNews


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Southern Baptist EC calls meeting to consider attorney-client privilege, Guidepost contract

"The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee is scheduled to hold a special session on Tuesday (Oct. 5) .... The central issue of meeting is the finalization of an agreement with Guidepost Solutions and the matter of waiving of the EC’s attorney-client privilege" - BPNews

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State Conventions Speaking Out about Executive Committee Failure

"Various state conventions and groups in states have taken unprecedented action to state their displeasure with the Executive Committee’s action to thumb their nose at the messengers of the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting and refuse to take appropriate action to deal with sexual abuse." - SBC Voices

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SBC Executive Committee plans don't quite comply with the messengers and task force

"After a tumultuous and disappointing Executive Committee meeting . . . . Some have suggested the use of the nuclear option, to remove every EC Trustee who voted against Jared Wellman’s motion to waive privilege." - SBC Voices


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SBC Executive Committee independent review task force releases update, calls for proposals

"Members of a seven-member task force named to oversee an independent, third-party review of the SBC Executive Committee’s handling of sexual abuse claims have released an update calling for proposals from firms interested in conducting the review." - BPNews

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