Albert Mohler terminated four conservative Southern Baptist professors including the lone SBTS professor to sign the Dallas Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel. This group of conservative professors stood against the leftward drift of the Southern Baptist Convention.
And now they are out of a job.
The firings of Russell Fuller, Theodore Cabal, Ken Magnuson, and Jim Orrick were first reported by Enemies Within the Church.
Fuller is a signer of the Dallas Statement, and according to one SBTS graduate, the guy who wrote the book everyone uses when teaching Hebrew.
According to Tim Dukeman, “Something you might not know because you didn’t go to SBTS: Fuller WROTE the textbook that most of the Hebrew profs use. He’s way more qualified than everyone they kept, other than Gentry. This is absolutely a political move. Mohler is purging conservatives.”
The other professors were described as bulwarks of conservativism.
According to Enemies Within the Church, “Critic of ‘New Calvinism,’ Jim Orrick, along with Cabal, and Magnuson have all stood against the advance New Liberalism at the school. However, that resistance comes to an end today as the board of trustees almost unanimously voted for their termination in support of Albert Mohler’s plan to cut cost during the Covid-19 quarantine.”
And if you guessed that the men’s severance package including salary and health benefits would be tied to signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), then you’d be right.
What is it about the SBC and NDAs?
If SBC Elites have nothing to hide, then why require NDAs?
Aren’t Christians called to abstain from even an appearance of evil? While NDAs are fine for secular business, it doesn’t look appropriate for the Southern Baptist Convention.
In fact, none of this looks appropriate.
Mohler terminated four solid conservatives while other faculty promoting Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality remain.
And he’s done nothing publicly to rebuke Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) Provost Matthew Hall—who claimed he suffers from feelings of white supremacy—or reprimand others who similarly promote racial identity politics like Jarvis Williams and Curtis Woods. Woods left the seminary to take a job with the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
Now, highlighting Mohler’s Woke bona fides, SBTS fired the lone faculty member who signed the Dallas Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel.
In other words, Mohler fired the only faculty member at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on record condemning Critical Race Theory by supporting the Dallas Statement while keeping the progressives on staff.
Don’t forget, Mohler is not only responsible for platforming Hall, Williams and Woods, but also elevating progressive ERLC head Russell Moore and SEBTS president Daniel Akin.
What hath Mohler wrought?
The Mohler Baptist Convention—a convention of SBC entities with leaders who all are proteges of Al Mohler.
Considering how bad things are in the SBC, who else can we blame but the godfather of the SBC?
Mohler fires the lone faculty member on record as standing against the evils of Identity Politics by signing the Dallas Statement.
That sends a very clear message. Al Mohler isn’t what you think he is.