By Lonnie Wilkey
Baptist and Reflector, Editor
The Twitterverse has been in a “twitter” since messengers adopted a motion from the floor of the 2021 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville to ask newly elected president Ed Litton to appoint a Sexual Abuse Task Force.
Unfortunately, a lot of negative “twittering” has been directed toward members of the SBC Executive Committee who voiced concerns that the motion, made with good intentions, had potential to harm the EC’s ministry and the ministries of the Southern Baptist Convention.
To be clear, dealing with sexual abuse is important and right, but pursuing that end accompanied by verbal abuse isn’t acceptable.
Christians are not treating each other with respect and consideration. If we can’t be Christ-like with each other, how can we show the love of Christ to non-believers? They see how we act toward each other and call us hypocrites. Rightfully so. [Read more…]