Baptists and balloting irregularities

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While Southern Baptist minister, former member of the SBC Resolutions Committee, and past-chairman of the trustee board for Southeastern Seminary, Rev. Mark Harris, dries his tears after his son — a federal prosecutor in North Carolina — told state election officials the one-time pastor of FBC Charlotte had ignored warnings about a felon on his campaign staff, we thought it might be a good time to remind Southern Baptists of our own balloting irregularities during the 1979 annual meeting.

Then-registration secretary Lee Porter produced a report that uncovered serious flaws in the credentialing process at the historic convention in Houston, TX.

Click here to read the 1979 Porter Report on Messenger Registration irregularities.