The greatest man we never knew…


Reba McEntire’s chart-smashing hit could well be played tonight for 15-million Southern Baptists.  We at the Baptist Blogger feel something like the neighbors of John Wayne Gacy must have felt. We’ve known something smelled funny for a long time, but we are still shocked there were so many bodies buried down there.

A statement released from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Trustee Chairman Kevin Ueckert:

In addition, as previously disclosed, a female student at SWBTS reported to Dr. Patterson that she had been raped in 2015.  Police were notified of that report. But in connection with that allegation of rape, Dr. Patterson sent an email (the contents of which were shared with the Board on May 22) to the Chief of Campus Security in which Dr. Patterson discussed meeting with the student alone so that he could “break her down” and that he preferred no officials be present. The attitude expressed by Dr. Patterson in that email is antithetical to the core values of our faith and to SWBTS. Moreover, the correlation between what has been reported and also revealed in the student record regarding the 2003 allegation at Southeastern and the contents of this email are undeniable.

To read the rest of the statement, click here.

3 thoughts on “The greatest man we never knew…

  1. Oh, but the Pattersonsites would still say he turned the SBC around by being one of the two main leaders of the CR and saved it from “liberalism.” And none of what happened in the last few weeks matters or in the last 40 years matters for them.. They will emphasize prayers for the “poor Pattersons” and give lip service to the too many to count that were steamrolled in the TAKEOVER.

    Poor Paige Patterson.

  2. He is truyly the Red Bishop; if he had as much power as Cardinal Law he would have ruined as many lives as Cardinal Law. If the Red Bishop only had a Vatican City and a Pope to escape to. The trial in Houston involving one Paul Presler will be interesting as well… Was the Red Bishop fully aware of Paul Presler’s sexuality or did he only suspect?

  3. Ben, May I suggest that a motion to form a task force to study the SBC’s trustee selection process and training of trustees in best practice governance of their institutions? The content of this report would be an excellent starting point for the task force: The title of the report is “Governance for a New Era.” It is distributed by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.

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