"The 80-plus member [Executive Committee], which acts on behalf of the Southern Baptist Convention when it is not in session, followed the recommendation of its officers and severed the evangelical denomination’s relationship with the church for 'clear evidence of the church’s intentional discriminatory acts.'” RNS
"For my words, demeanor, sentiments, or disposition to have been twisted to suggest the very antithesis to who I am and the biblical message I have presented over half a century not only is crushing to me and my family but also inevitably proves hurtful to others in the process," Patterson wrote. BPNews
WSJ: JD Greear wants to lead the Southern Baptist Convention into a new era, and when the denomination gathers in Dallas for its annual meeting next week, he will be the leading candidate to become its next president. His election would represent a major shift away from the older generation, which helped turn Southern Baptists into a conservative political force in the 1980s and has held sway over the denomination since.
"'Other than being a member of a church that cooperates with the Convention, I am aware of no SBC constitution or bylaw statement that would prohibit the election of a woman as SBC president,' Roger 'Sing' Oldham, vice president for convention communications and relations, told The Christian Post in a statement Thursday." CPost