In one of the most damning and revealing examples of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Committee (ERLC) operating on bad faith and showing themselves to be petty, arrogant, and out of touch with Southern Baptists, they posted a postmortem on their webpage titled Key resolutions from the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting.
In their article, they explain that there were nine resolutions that were passed last week during the convention, of which just seven were “key” and “were related to ERLC concerns, issues, and legislative priorities.” They include:
- Baptist Unity and Maintaining Our Public Witness
- On the Sufficiency of Scripture for Race and Racial Reconciliation
- On the Equality Act
- On Taxpayer Complicity in Abortion and the Hyde Amendment
- On Abuse and Pastoral Qualifications
- On the Uyghur Genocide
- On the Coronavirus Pandemic
Which one did they leave out?
The resolution on Abolishing Abortion. [!!! -Ed.]
According to the ERLC, the resolution to continue supporting federal defunding of earmarked funds for abortion is a “key“ resolution that they care about and is an issue of concern for them, but the Abolition of Abortion is not, as several members of the ERLC have already spoken out against it, and consequentially they won’t even mention it on their website.
This has led the Southern Baptist for Abolishing Abortion, the coalition of pastors who introduced the resolution and brought it forward, to call out the ERLC for their obstinacy and recalcitrance.
The ERLC, which is permeated with the progressiveness and obstreperousness of Russell Moore and is funded by the SBC to the tune of $4.3 million cooperative program dollars each year, finds the aforementioned resolution so offensive and distasteful that they have gone rogue. They’ve signalled they have no intention of doing anything with it other than to publicly and privately oppose it, despite their mission and purpose to be the lobbying arm of the SBC, designed to further and represent their interests.
With the ERLC so openly and flagrantly thumbing their nose at Southern Baptists, they have provided even more fodder for their complete and immediate defunding.
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