By David Roach
NASHVILLE — If the SBC Executive Committee’s meeting Monday (June 14) is any indication, the convention’s annual meeting this year could involve drama.
In a series of closely contested votes at the Music City Center in Nashville, the EC declined to consider a motion related to sexual abuse, ousted a Conservative Baptist Network leader from an EC officer position and set up a potential SBC floor vote over the EC’s vice chairman Tom Tucker, who was elected for a second year as vice chair even though he was not nominated for a customary term by the convention’s Committee on Nominations.
Jared Wellman of Texas moved that the Executive Committee amend its agenda to consider expanding a third-party investigation of how the EC has handled sexual abuse claims. The EC announced June 11 it had secured the investigation firm Guidepost Solutions for an independent review of its handling of abuse issues, but Wellman suggested that move didn’t go far enough. [Read more…]