(Denny Burk) I am pre-registered as a messenger from my church to the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville next month. Because of the aftermath of 2019’s infamous “Resolution 9,” one of the most important items of business before the Convention will no doubt be a resolution relating to Critical Race Theory (CRT). I am not a prophet nor the son of a prophet. So I could be wildly off in this prediction, but I anticipate that we won’t leave Nashville without a strong resolution against Critical Race Theory.
I won’t even try to predict the path from point A to point B, but I’m pretty sure we’re going to get to point B. Even if there were resistance on the platform (which I’m not anticipating or predicting), the floor would challenge, and the floor would win. Decisively. Again, if I’m wrong, you all can say so, and I’ll eat crow. But I think we are getting to point B one way or the other.
Having said that, I am aware that a number of people have submitted resolutions relating to CRT. I know of at least three that are opposed to CRT (here, here, and here) and one that is in favor of CRT (here). As I write this, it looks like there are about 57 people submitting the exact same resolution as Mike Stone’s proposed resolution. And these are just the ones I know about because they’ve been publicized on the internet. I have heard through the grapevine that there are other proposals that haven’t been publicized and that we won’t know about until the Resolutions Committee reports on them at the convention. This means that the committee is not going to be able to please all sides and likely won’t try to. It also means that they have their work cut out for them.
One of the big criticisms of 2019’s Resolution 9 is that the Resolutions Committee transformed an anti-CRT proposal into a pro-CRT resolution. Because of this, no one should be surprised that many messengers…
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Editor’s Note. This article was written by Denny Burk and published at Dennyburk.com. Title changed by Protestia, as we know of way more than just 60 people passing resolutions.
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