We erred. We erred in our use of an anonymous political source to shape a blog post posting the question: Did MWBTS President lobby state to accept more refugees? The question was and is reasonable given a state political source said so, and Dr. Jason Keith Allen’s signatory status with the George Soros funded Evangelical Immigration Table. However, one must take anonymous sources with a degree of skepticism. They are after all pursuing their own agenda. However, while the source maintains their view of the matter, we must accept as definitive regarding the December meeting this:

“How do I know this is fake news? I was there. I arranged the meeting between Dr. Jason Allen and Governor Mike Parson. The governor was gracious with his time and I was with them during the entire visit. Immigration never came up. In fact, we did not discuss politics. Dr. Allen shared with him all of the wonderful things God is doing at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City. The governor was interested because he understands that the seminary provides many pastors for Southern Baptist churches in his state (the governor is also Southern Baptist). It was a great meeting and it is disheartening, if not downright disgusting that such a false report could be so widely disseminated.
“Dr. Allen’s integrity is impeccable, and this report not only should be removed, but an apology and the truth should take its place. Call me. I was there.”

When the anonymous source claims one thing and a witness claims another, then it is wise to consider the central claim—which bears repeating: “Immigration never came up. In fact, we did not discuss politics…I was there.”

That must be the end of the matter and the definitive answer to the question our post asked.

We must be thankful that both Dr. Allen and Don Hinkle took the time to provide clarity and deliver the definitive account of the matter.

We attached this note in an update at the top of the original post, but things like that have a tendency to get lost. So, we also posted this in a new post to make sure it gathered appropriate attention in both placements.

 

8 thoughts on “D’oh and Mea Culpa”

  1. Fantastic. You’re leading with this acknowledgment is precisely what we don’t and won’t see by leftist and leftist sympathizing organizations. No doubt, for all of the righteous examinations you do, less than perfect things occur and those who are leftist leaning will seize on this one grain of sand. The fact is that it was a reasonable suspicion but as you noted, the horse wasn’t properly vetted thus, it proved to be not ready for prime time. Thanks for all you do.

  2. Have read the ping back article insinuating Capstone et al, are parallels to terrorists. It’s almost hilarious to watch this.

    It seems they taken a Playbook from the Democrat Party certainly from some leftist ideologies on how to respond to your opponents.

    They have highly exaggerated the mea culpa and instead of pausing to ask why there is a rise of and rapid increase of support for alternative agents of review regarding their endeavors and associations, they simply take this singular misstep and hyperbolize the situation and any potential.

    And to that point. One out of how many, those many which have gone unresponded to, where are they in response? Hiding.

    And this is what tells us Capstone and others are doing consistently good work. Why?

    Because the one time they trip a bit the vultures descend but regularly they have remained away, silent and afraid of what you uncover otherwise just as this one incident they’d be pouncing but they haven’t because in all those other situations you’ve been accurate.

    The only trembling they need to complain about is to themselves because they refuse to address all the right you do so let them justly tremble. Keep up the good work.

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