Reformation Charlotte has been covering the story of the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) political hit job perpetrated by Russell Moore, an ex-employee of the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. After he departed the denomination to join the staff at the apostate “Christian” publication, Christianity Today, to continue his liberal agenda, Moore leaked a letter to the press claiming he had knowledge of sex abuse involving women and children dating back nearly two years and alleged that SBC leaders pressured him to cover up these abuses.
To this day, Moore–a mandatory reporter–has not reported these allegations to the police, leaving only two possible conclusions: either Moore is committing a serious crime by not reporting these to the police, or is an unrepentant liar who is trying to smear the names of innocent people for political reasons.
The most likely reason is the latter, according to Rod Martin, an influential member of the Executive Committee’s board of trustees. Martin joined the Reformation Charlotte podcast recently to discuss these allegations by Moore and the effects it’s had on the Southern Baptist Convention. After Moore leaked this letter–and just a few weeks prior to the SBC’s annual meeting–the messengers to the convention voted to launch an investigation into the Executive Committee which has now devolved into what some are calling legal “malpractice.”
The messengers were deceived into voting for the waiver of attorney-client privilege during the investigation which has now resulted in the complete loss of legal counsel. This has subsequently resulted in the uninsurability of the denomination which will now not only limit the denomination’s ability to pay restitution to any victims–if there are any–but also open up innocent board members to frivolous personal lawsuits without insurance or legal counsel.
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This has caused many, including Rod Marting, to resign his position on the board of trustees of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee. Martin explains in his resignation letter below: