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[While no official, universal name change has yet been approved, the SBC has informally encouraged their constituent member congregations to consider removing the “Southern” term from the denomination’s title or, instead, replacing the full title with the new “Great Commission Baptists” title. As will be demonstrated evidentially below, though, names are not always theologically — but instead, often politically — driven.]
SBC continues Leftward Drift as Elites defeat conservative leadership candidate Voddia Baucham. Instead elects far left, anti-Christ-ian, pro-racism (i.e. CRT) activist
Far Left, Anti-Christ-ian Obama supporter elected SBC Executive Committee Vice-Chairman
‘God doesn’t need the SBC‘: Voddie Baucham warns ‘judgment‘ falling upon the ‘church’, just as it will the rest of anti-Christ-ian, secular culture
Voddie Baucham: ‘Things unraveling again in the SBC’
[Not surprisingly, though (based on the evidence presented on this page…]
SBC-Owned LifeWay blacklisted Voddie Baucham
“[In 2018] SBC elites wooed Texas celebrity pastor Matt Chandler to stick with the SBC despite his views expressed to star Baptist pastor John Piper and others that he finds conservative evangelicals and Southern Baptists to be ‘fools’ and ‘morons’… Platform controllers at the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville [in 2021] thwarted black Southern Baptist best-selling, award-winning author and expert on race Carol Swain when she tried to speak against CRT… [T]he president of the flagship SBC seminary Albert Mohler reversed himself to support Trump in 2020. In response, woker SBC elites successfully tapped unknown pastor [Ed] Litton to scuttle Mohler’s candidacy for the SBC presidency. Denominational resources and mobilization of the vast SBC bureaucracy were deployed on behalf of Litton, the wokest candidate in the field. As president, white EIC-backed Litton declined to invite newly elected un-woke black SBC first vice president Lee Brand to take part in a highly publicized denominational conversation on racial reconciliation.”
CoViD-19 Completes Liberal Takeover of Southern Baptist Convention
[That article — by far the most comprehensive exposé on the SBC’s descent into apostasy available on the Internet — cites dozens of previously published articles (many of which were originally posted on this page) written (by this professor ) as the SBC began and then never slowed its steady apostatic decline into biblical irrelevance. In response to that decline, the biblically faithful remnant within the SBC have created yet another American denomination; the Conservative Baptist Network . While there are a few recent examples of at least a partial return to biblical faithfulness (see, also, the end of the Seminaries section below), what follows on this page are several dozen additional references tracing — in more or less reverse historical order (i.e. the most recent events appearing nearer the top of each topical section on the page below) — the SBC’s decline from many different perspectives.]
SBC Elites including Ed Stetzer, Russell Moore [no longer in the SBC], David Platt, Karen Swallow Prior, Danny Akin & many more set the stage for the church to accept the Great Reset agenda.
While SBC Elites are silent, conservative Southern Baptists call for fight against Woke corporations.
Parents protest Disney while SBC continues promoting Woke company
SBC silent as Leftists attack DeSantis & Florida
SBC paying at least $4 million to radical Leftist law firms
“In the last few years… influences from within and without [the SBC] have begun to weaken the SBC’s resolve to conform to Scripture rather than public opinion… Rogue churches began hiring female preachers. Individual SBC professors and leaders promoted conferences that introduced compromising language on LGBT ethics. And the 2019 Resolutions Committee transformed a local pastor’s anti-CRT proposal into a declaration that explicitly endorses it as a ‘useful analytical tool‘ for understanding ‘systemic’ racism. That’s to say nothing of the former head of the SBC lobbying arm [a.k.a. Russell Moore, formerly of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission] routinely politicizing the organization by excoriating Trump voters before leaving [in May, 2021] in a storm of leaks and intrigue.”
SBC silences Black scholar, other conservative women at annual 2021 meeting
“James Merritt, a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention and a visiting professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary… praised the preaching of his [openly homosexual] son Jonathan Merritt.”
“Pro-life Christians should promote good and limit evil insofar as possible given current political realities, but the Southern Baptist Convention just passed [at the 2021 meeting] a resolution that turns that truth on its head. The resolution, forwarded by abolitionists, calls the SBC to be a ‘prophetic voice to abolish abortion‘ immediately and without exceptions. Incremental strategies – the resolution declares – are nothing more than ‘regulatory guidelines‘ for determining ‘when, where, why, and how‘ adults may intentionally kill innocent pre-born children. In other words, all pro-life work to date has done nothing more than promote evil. Any incremental strategy – rather than immediate abolition – is suddenly a shameful act of which leaders must confess, lament, and repent because it makes them complicit in abortion. Such a charge is scandalous, and factually untrue.”
Critical Race Theory:
[See this page for critical details on Critical Race Theory.]
Dr. Voddie Baucham — a black theologian and pastor — accuses SBC of being cowards over Critical Race Theory
Southern Baptist Convention Supports Anti-Christian Racial Identity Politics
The Southern Baptist Convention is being infiltrated by an ideology that is antithetical to the Christian religion, right under the noses of SBC members.
New Documentary By What Standard Unpacks How Identity Politics Are Infiltrating Southern Baptist Theology
“What happened in Birmingham, Alabama [in 2019] might just prove to validate the [anti-Christ-ian ] woke movement for the largest protestant denomination in America. Did the SBC abandon the sufficiency of Scripture? Many people have made that claim for years citing pragmatism as the modus operandi of the [SBC] — but this time it happened in an official capacity as a resolution.“
“… the SBC is in the midst of a decline that shows no sign of either slowing down or turning around. The new emphases subtly infiltrating Southern Baptist life seems to be social justice, the social gospel, feminism, tolerance, and intolerance.”
New SBC Executive Vance Pitman is anti-Christ-ian, has church filled with anti-Christ-ian MSNBC viewers
Big name Southern Baptist church brags about “transgender, LGBT, straight, single, married, divorced, and cohabitating people” serving in their church
We took the SBC class. Here’s what it consists of:
Step 1: Never challenge anything anyone on a [SBC] platform says.
Step 2: Never criticize the prevailing winds of [wordly] opinion.
Step 3: If a [proverbial, public] punch must be thrown always [and only] aim at [biblically faithful conservatives].
“[M]y article, ‘There Is No Peace‘… highlights the problem created by having a Southern Baptist faculty member who has endorsed Revoice .”
[For those who are unfamiliar with Revoice …]
“Revoice is a radical movement to promote normalization and acceptance of LGBTQ terms within the church – creating a slippery slope which many believe will lead to full-blown acceptance of homosexuality.”
[There are several other citations on this page, under different headings (i.e. regarding specific, well-known SBC officials and teachers), exposing anti-Christ-ian tolerance of homosexuality in the SBC.]
Dallas Statement signer leads church out of the Southern Baptist Convention
Ed Litton: Elected SBC President in 2021
Pastors, SBTS professors call for Ed Litton to resign
Sermongate tainted Ed Litton retreats in disgrace.
Ed Litton’s Resolution Committee head slams the Conservative Baptist Network
Pastor Ed Litton Removes Over 140 Video Sermons After Being Accused of Plagiarism
“The video evidence regarding Litton’s plagiarism is not questionable.”
CBN: Ed Litton’s “sinful behavior and the lack of forthrightness when exposed is inconsistent with the character and integrity Southern Baptists rightfully expect from their president.”
Ed Litton telegraphs he has no intention of repenting and resigning as SBC President despite Sermongate scandal
Ed Litton: Bible tells us to be Woke
Another Ed Litton tactic used by Willy Rice.
This time Willy Rice deleted a blog post talking about Sex Abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention.
“Litton’s church shadow-edited its ‘What We Believe‘ page after several people pointed out (via Twitter) a Trinitarian heresy on the very first article.”
“Litton authored, endorsed, and added his signature to [a] statement [which] states, ‘we stand firmly in opposition to any movement in the SBC that… denies the reality of systemic injustice [but doesn’t define what that injustice actually is]… [Some] Southern Baptists worry that these kinds of statements are too soft on critical race theory and promote an unbiblical view of race relations that worsen racial divisions. Major headlines about the [annual SBC] convention [were] more evidence that the majority of those involved viewed critical race theory as a key consideration in electing [Litton as] the [new] SBC president.“
Ed Litton talks about racial reconciliation but has no people of color listed on his church staff page.
As conservatives leave Woke Southern Baptist Convention churches, SBC Elites are attempting to guilt remaining conservatives into staying.
Capstone exposed that Ed Litton had no blacks on staff despite his racial reconciliation rhetoric. Then Litton’s staff page got deleted like all of his plagiarized sermons.
J.D. Greear: SBC President from 2018 to 2021
Houston Baptist University Theology Professor says J.D. Greear appears to have used his historical material but did not cite him as source
JD Greear Defends Staff Member Who Had Homosexual Hookups and Consumed Homosexual Pornography
[Former] Southern Baptist president J.D. Greear says he prefers to call transgender people by their chosen pronouns
JD Greear thinks it is ‘great’ if Christians vote for a Democrat in 2020
“SBC president Greear… suggested that there are ‘things we can learn‘ from ‘worldly philosophies like Critical Race Theory .‘”
Sexual Abuse in the SBC:
Southern Baptist sexual abuse report finds victims were stonewalled, suspects allowed to remain in leadership
Ex-SBC president suspended by First Baptist Church Woodstock after sexual assault allegation
“Grim as the [Bostok] decision is, I had to laugh when I saw [SBC] church leaders caterwauling about Bostock. Last December  I got fired by a Southern Baptist seminary because, the provost said, denominational leaders at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, [formerly] headed by Russell Moore, had complained to him about my frank criticisms of the gay community. Two years in a row, the resolutions committee of the Southern Baptist Convention sank my resolutions. One would have protected ex-gay ministry from state interference. The other meant to protect whistleblowers and survivors of sex abuse from retaliation… Baptists don’t realize that their denomination basically fell in line with the bans on reparative therapy before Obergefell had even passed. From that point on, the SBC operated as if a ruling like Bostock had already been imposed on them. People viewed as too staunch on LGBT issues have been sidelined or kicked out of SBC entities.”
Bruce Frank attacks Conservative Baptist Network on Twitter
Tweet discredits work of entire SBC Sex Abuse Task Force
“Believe all women“, except when they level allegations against someone in SBC leadership
SBC Elite turn on alleged abuse victim Hannah-Kate Williams
SBC leaders apologize for mishandling Jennifer Lyell’s sex abuse case
[But only after their lies and coverups were publicly exposed.]
The Executive Committee of the SBC announced a confidential financial settlement with an alleged sex abuse victim Jennifer Lyell.
Where is the transparency in the Southern Baptist Convention?
SBC committee delays decision on whether to expel Rick Warren’t Saddleback Church over female ‘pastors’
By Catering To Rick Warren, The Southern Baptist Convention Subverts The Bible To Social Fads
“Many Baptists debate what Mohler — president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary since 1993 — truly believes since… [h]is nuances seem to allow for multiple interpretations [though definitely not always ]. He was [originally] a NeverTrump [which changed in 2020] but [he] guards his reputation as a conservative. The problem is that Mohler has been the mentor of virtually everyone running SBC entities today. And the Baptist entities — including six seminaries, the LifeWay publishing company, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the international and North American mission boards, and the executive committee — all show massively alarming trends toward the left.“
[When that essay was published in March of 2020 it was 100% accurate. In December of the same year, however, a significant development at all of the SBC seminaries took place. See the bracketed, orange-texted Comment at the bottom of the SBC Seminaries section below.]
“Watch the film that Al Mohler, Daniel Akin and many others don’t want you to see.
The film was perfectly timed [after] the SBC adopted a truly horrible resolution approving the use of Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality as “analytical tools” for Christians.”
[When that essay was published in December of 2019 it, too, was 100% accurate. In December of the following year, however, a significant development at all of the SBC seminaries took place. See the bracketed, orange-texted Comment at the bottom of the SBC Seminaries section below.]
Mohler/SBTS Book Store Selling Homosexual-Affirming Feminist Author
“… sadly, LifeWay [Christian book stores] caved in and removed the ‘offensive‘ discs from their shelves.“
“After Old Testament Hebrew scholar Russell Fuller signed the Dallas Statement [on Social Justice and the Gospel, which expresses views shared by much of the large majority of biblically faithful evangelicals] and dared question the CRT dogma of systemic racism, he lost his job at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.”
Conservative professor says Southern Baptist Theological Seminary [the flagship seminary of the SBC, located in Louisville, KY] used COVID as an excuse to get rid of him
Admitted racist is Provost at [flagship] Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary chief Adam Greenway compares conservatives to segregationists
“In December , SWBTS lied about Dr. Robert Lopez [the author of the lead article cited on this page]. Fortunately, Dr. Lopez recorded [his] conversations with seminary leaders that proved the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) complained about Lopez’s conservative [i.e. biblical] stands to Southwestern’s Provost.”
“Stinson lied (it’s documented) [actually audio recorded] about why Lopez was fired and now the managing editor of LifeWay Pastors characterizes his actions as ‘in the best interest of SWBTS‘ & ‘the SBC.‘
What you need to know about the scandal at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary involving Professor Robert Lopez and SWBTS adminstration
“The administration that took over after Patterson’s high-profile exit [from Southwestern], under president Adam Greenway, fired all the high-ranking Black and Latino faculty. Greenway’s administration replaced them [all] with white men.”
Southeastern Seminary Student Whistleblower Tells All About Social Justice Take-Over at Baptist Seminary
[Southeastern] Baptist seminary told student to remove MAGA hat
[That report was later denied (of course) by SEBTS but some ancillary, relevant information about the seminary and this particular alleged incident are revealing.]
“SEBTS’s statement that they never intimidate students for political beliefs & other beliefs outside the scope of the BF&M is false… SEBTS’s curriculum has shifted left. It did when I was a student. Hermeneutics was dropped as a requirement for the MDiv program I was in. A degree in ‘Justice and Social Ethics‘ [a.k.a. Social Justice ] was added in the undergrad courses in ‘Wealth and Poverty,’ ‘Social Justice and Race Relations,’ and ‘Environmental Responsibility‘…. This is why I said the story from Todd Starns ‘sounds accurate’… There is a general anti-Trump sentiment on campus.
In the Fall 2017 semester alone there were THREE Anti-Trump… statements either originating in or supported by SEBTS administrators and professors… There was not ONE statement [from faculty or admin] against Obama or liberation theology in 8 years of Obama… The mother could very well have been wrong about her son directly being asked to take off his hat…. BUT, what she is not wrong about is that there IS an anti-Trump sentiment on campus. There IS a push to liberalize curriculum. There IS a culture of guilt manipulation against opposition to [so-called] ‘social justice‘.”
[That page’s author — a graduate of SEBTS — has written many Posts — including useful references — on the anti-Christ-ian drift of SEBTS. A Search on that page for “SEBTS” will yield many relevant resources.]
““This was a painful, but necessary article to write. The new professor @ SEBTS — hired by Danny Akin — has endorsed a conference that promotes what Rosaria Butterfield calls ‘a different religion.’ Southern Baptists cannot pretend this is ok.”
Southeastern Baptist Seminary Professor Blames Pro-Life Christians for L.A. County Virus Surge
[As promised above (twice), the significant development which occurred at all of the SBC seminaries in December of 2020:]
All Six Southern Baptist Seminary Presidents Have Released a Joint Statement Condemning Critical Race Theory
[This “joint statement“, however, is nothing more than words on paper. Until the SBC seminaries actually eliminate their frequent teaching of Critical Race Theory, “joint statments” are utterly meaningless. The debate over whether that will actually happen continues in the SBC. In biblically faithful denominations, there is no need for debate. ]
The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission:
The ERLC, funded by Southern Baptist money, put out an article in 2022 attempting to convince Christians they may have “valid reasons” for voting Democrat.
[ASND provides reams upon reams of evidence why that is a lie.]
The ERLC’s Moral Doublespeak on Abortion
“According to the SBC elites, I, as a woman, can have an affair and murder my own children and bear no responsibility or accountability for either.
Thanks for loving me straight to Hell, gentlemen!”
ERLC promotes Marxist political theologian
From the ERLC, funded by SBC churches!
This judge can’t define a “woman,” gave slaps on the wrist to child sex abusers, advocates for the murder of babies, & is celebrated by NARAL.
And we should “appreciate” her appointment?
We should weep!
This is what Russell Moore and the ERLC advocated for, when they attacked Trump for his temperament and tweets for 4 years.
They convinced Christians not to vote for Trump and now we get abortion extremism.
[Russel Moore, a NeverTrumper, was — for nearly a decade — the President of the SBC’s ERLC. In 2021, that finally changed .]
Russell Moore let down the pro-life movement by opposing Trump
“Fueled by culturally accommodationist language such as the repeated use of the phrase ‘safe spaces,’ [Russel] Moore publicly shied away from activist or political action and instead advocated for a distinct separation of the Gospel from any political party… The direction Moore [and David] French are walking is not simply traditional evangelicalism, but a form of cultural accommodation dressed as convictional religion. The result is a religious respectability that promotes national unity, liberalism, and wokeism under the rhetorical guise of love for neighbor… [T]here is little doubt that their biggest support is now coming from those significantly to their left politically.“
Trump appointed 3 pro-life Supreme Court justices, and all 3 of them voted to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Look at the actions of National Review’s David French. Not the words. The actions. He did everything possible to prevent Trump from making those 3 nominations.
David French is ‘disquieted‘ about the death of Roe v. Wade
[French is disquieted about the death of a Supreme Court decision that legalized — nationwide — the murder of unborn children in their own mothers’ wombs and he actively and repeatedly campaigned against the only President who ever said he would — and then did — appoint justices who would overturn it. Yet French identifies as a “Christian.” Christ, however, is not deceived by French’s hypocrisy.]
A Brief Response to Russell Moore
Russell Moore’s silence on this speaks volumes.
Soros-funded Evangelicals including Russel Moore smear Trump administration, Border agents
SBC’s International Missions Board Installs Radical Soros-Linked Open-Borders Mass Immigration Never-Trumper to Lead SBC’s “Send Relief” Ministry To Direct Aid To Illegal Immigrants
Top Southern Baptist Russell Moore to appear at Soros-funded event (National Immigration Forum) with open-borders GW Bush to lobby for the third world immigration and refugee invasion of the USA. Russell Moore’s ‘Evangelical Immigration Table’ is also funded by Soros.
[For those unfamiliar with George Soros, this page should help.]
Former SBC policy advocate at ERLC joined JoeBiden/KamalaHarris campaign.
When individuals whom Southern Baptists pay with SBCCP funds to advocate for life and religious liberty are more at home in the Democratic platform, there is a problem.
Christian Radio Host, Steve Deace, (Rightfully) Rips Into Russell Moore
“This call from Moore is hardly surprising because it exhibits the same ‘Never-Trump’ tunnel vision, hatred, and dearth of documentation that we have come to expect from him in politics.”
[Dr. Robert Gagnon, for those who don’t know, is a professor of theology at Houston Baptist University.]
[ASND will compile a list of links to articles about Russell Moore regarding his ongoing, post-SBC anti-Christ-ianity below this parenthetical Comment until it becomes long enough to justify a new page exclusively devoted to his wickedness.]
Blacklisted: ERLC known to blacklist, attack conservatives
What’s wrong with the ERLC?
They ignore biblical criticism, lie about themselves and the SBC, and hide their connections to big-money anti-Christ-ian organizations and governments who fund them.
Writer, speaker promoted by Southern Baptist ERLC attacks Christian America, calls nation ‘murderous…since its inception.’
[The cited articles in this section were all published prior to her public departure from the SBC (and their retail and publishing outlet Lifeway, which still sells her many products (because she has been their biggest money maker), after nearly three decades of official affiliation with the denomination. After reading the citations below, it should be no surprise that Beth joined the Anglican ” church “. ]
“[Beth Moore] opposed Trump vocally on social media, and she left the SBC less than two months after Trump left office [during the grassroots denominational backlash which followed]… The direction [she is] walking is not simply traditional evangelicalism, but a form of cultural accommodation dressed as convictional religion. The result is a religious respectability that promotes national unity, liberalism, and wokeism under the rhetorical guise of love for neighbor… [T]here is little doubt that [her] biggest support is now coming from those significantly to [her] left politically.“
The increasingly uncharitable political posturing of Beth Moore
‘Faith of Ronald Reagan‘ author calls out Beth Moore for using Marxist , feminist , social-justice talking points
Beth Moore outed as NeverTrumper
Says evangelism died in America because evangelicals voted for Trump
Beth Moore salutes attack on President Donald Trump
Beth Moore assumed Nick Sandman was guilty of racism because he was white
Beth Moore defends David Platt by denying Platt is Woke, and then Beth Moore promotes Woke Theology in long Twitter thread.
SBC confirms David Platt is a liar
Nearly a half a dozen woman Bible teachers have asked Beth Moore why she has not spoken out on the issue of homosexuality, despite being a loud voice against misogyny and racism.
[Ms. Moore ignored the letter and never responded, publicly or privately.]
Why the SBC Should Say “No More” to Beth Moore
The Baptist Press:
Baptist Press spreads Democrat lies about January 6, 2021 capitol riot
Baptist Press attacks ‘Let’s Go Brandon,’ demands submission to Biden regime’s lies
“Baptist Press – citing Snopes – [challenged a] Breitbart News story over ties between George Soros and ERLC. Snopes is a leftist fake news website .”
[The author of that statement offered no evidence for Snopes’ bias but here is some.]
“Blogger Peter Lumpkins, who regularly covers the Southern Baptist denomination, published a post April 4 claiming sources within [Liberty University’s] trustee board told him of their opposition to [Mark] Driscoll.”
Texas Baptist Church Backs Planned Parenthood as “Missions” Work
Teenager given control of his own Baptist congregation
[This article — written prior to most of the material featured on this page — was relevant to Southern Baptists when their denomination was still biblically faithful.]
“Southern Baptists must decide whether they are satisfied with a ‘presumable encroachment of Calvinism’ in their leadership and their seminary graduates.“
[This despite the fact that the first — and still the most cited — Baptist creed acknowledges the biblical reality of so-called “Calvinism“.]