Baptist & Reflector
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Messengers voted June 15 to continue funding the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.
North Carolina messenger Joshua Scruggs made a motion June 14 to “abolish the ERLC, with the first of the two necessary votes taking place during the 2022 annual meeting and, upon an affirmative vote, the second vote be automatically added to the 2023 SBC annual meeting’s Order of Business.”
Scruggs spoke on his motion the following day. Abolishing the ERLC will remove an entity that has “caused division among Southern Baptists and will continue to do so,” he said.
A current and former leader both spoke against the motion. [Read more…]