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The SBC Leftist Task Force’s Epic Power Grab: Creation of a New Sex Abuse Reform Non-Profit Bypassing Messengers

by | Feb 20, 2024 | Apostasy, Feminism, News, Opinion, Politics, Racialism, Religion, Social Justice, Social-Issues, The Church | 0 comments

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In the midst of the Southern Baptist Convention’s endless witch hunt for accused sex abusers, a shadow has been cast over the denomination orchestrated by men and women cloaked in the guise of “reformers” but, upon closer examination, are mere agents of division. Central to this unfolding drama is the SBC Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force, established in June 2022 with a proclaimed mission to confront and rectify allegations of abuse within the denomination. Yet, this endeavor should be doused with a healthy dose of skepticism as the task force’s actions—and the motivations behind them—merit a critical eye.

The task force was conceived in response to an outcry for accountability, propelled by claims that the SBC harbored a culture of silence around abuse. SBC leaders, like former ERLC head, Russell Moore, have painted a grim, albeit false picture of systemic neglect, a narrative eagerly lapped up by outlets like Christianity Today, despite revelations of their own checkered history with system sex abuse. Interestingly, a thorough investigation has since debunked the myth of widespread concealment of sex abuse in the SBC, revealing instead a more complex reality. This revelation begs the question—is the relentless pursuit of abuse claims within the SBC a genuine crusade for justice or a witch hunt with ulterior motives?

The latest chapter in this saga unfolds with the announcement of a new, independent nonprofit, created by the task force, which is chaired by North Carolina pastor, Josh Wester, set to take up the mantle of abuse reform. Remember, in 2021, Josh Wester, who worked for the ERLC under Russell Moore, argued against a resolution calling on Southern Baptists to affirm the complete and total abolition of abortion. Wester is a far-left advocate of “anti-hair discrimination in the workplace” legislation and served as interim president of the ERLC following Moore’s departure.

This task force, distinct from traditional SBC entities, is touted as the only hope for survivors and a mechanism for change. Yet, the formation of this nonprofit, its structure, and leadership invite scrutiny and while cloaked in noble intentions, is not without its controversies. Its inception, operation, and the very decision-making process behind its establishment sidestep the established protocols and by-laws of the SBC. The task force’s unilateral action in creating this entity without the express approval of the Convention’s messengers is a glaring contradiction of historical precedent and governance and sets a dangerous precedent for future endeavors.

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This move also raises significant legal and procedural questions. The SBC’s by-laws and constitutional framework are designed to ensure that all significant changes, especially those with far-reaching implications, are subjected to the scrutiny and consent of its broader membership. The bypassing of such critical steps not only undermines the democratic ethos of the SBC but also casts doubt on the legitimacy and accountability of the nonprofit’s operations.

The narrative spun around the necessity of this nonprofit and the broader campaign against abuse within the SBC smacks of a deeper ideological battle. This campaign, while ostensibly aimed at safeguarding the vulnerable, increasingly reveals itself as a vessel for advancing progressive agendas, including the push for egalitarianism and the dismantling of biblical patriarchy. The relentless branding of traditionalist biblical convictions and doctrine as inherently oppressive serves not just to reform but to reshape the SBC’s foundational beliefs and practices.

The unfolding events within the SBC, marked by the creation of an independent nonprofit for abuse reform, signal not just a shift in tactics but a potential pivot in doctrine. The fervor with which this witch hunt for abuse is pursued, often sidelining due process and denominational protocol, suggests an underlying agenda. It’s a power play, veiled as a moral crusade, aiming to erode the strongholds of biblical doctrine under the guise of sex abuse “reform.” As the lines between genuine reform and ideological conquest blur, the SBC stands at a crossroads, its future direction hinged on the discernment and resolve of its faithful.

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