“I’ve been to three different microphones trying to get you guys to turn on the air..”
David Bumgarner (aka The AC Guy)
Texas pastor who got roaring applause from messengers during Tuesday’s session
From the Twitterverse
It was good to see Southern Baptists in unity and love taking strong stances for the authority, inerrancy and sufficiency of Scripture, for Missions, and against Racism, Sexual Abuse, and CRT at #SBC21
Over the years I’d wondered why many SBC resolutions were poorly written. Now I understand — limited time for amendments, disdain for nuance among many, not much time for reading before “yes or no” votes are held. It’s amazing many aren’t MORE poorly written, really.
To be clear: I believe abortion is murder (I’ve drafted resolutions that call abortion “murder”), but the Abolitionist approach — again, though commendable in its motives — has just as many questions to answer about its own approach. This is why I will vote against the resolution.
Hey #SBC21: Sometimes we pass resolutions that I disagree with and don’t think are statements we should have made. That’s a part of our polity. They’re not binding. I can say I disagree, move on, and not worry about it much after that. I commend that approach to you.
Amen! AMEN! Abolish Abortion resolution passed with 1 minor amendment. I say it again AMEN!!#SBC21
Of course, the SBC is thoroughly pro-life. As far as I can tell, this resolution would oppose “incrementalism” in the abortion debate — i.e. not endorsing anything short of overturning Roe and banning abortion (heartbeat bills, fetal pain bills, etc.) #SBC21
Also, I don’t think there was a moment I appreciated more (although I wish it was unnecessary) than @dhmccain defending a resolution on abortion by applying beautifully the truth of the Scriptures and the heart of Jesus. Thank you sister for your leadership! #SBC21
Another big step on confronting sexual abuse, as #SBC21 overwhelmingly passes a resolution declaring that those who commit sexual abuse are “permanently disqualified from holding the office of pastor.”