State Conventions demand end of SBC’s relationship with Guidepost over the firm’s radical Leftist sexual ideology.
Alabama Baptist Convention leaders called on the Southern Baptist Convention to end its relationship with the Pro-LGBTQ Guidepost Solutions. Rick Lance, the executive director of Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions and Buddy Champion, president of the Alabama Baptist State Convention along with other top leaders of the Alabama Baptists made the request in a statement published today.
Here is the text of the Joint Statement published on the blog on Rick Lance’s blog.
As State Convention leaders, our usual practice is not to speak to issues related to the Southern Baptist Convention and how business is handled by the leadership. However, the recent tweet from Guidepost affirming the LGBTQ+ movement has caused us much concern. We respectfully request that our SBC leadership sever ties with that organization. This action should not be seen as lacking strong support for the sexual abuse survivor community. We must do better in dealing with the challenges related to sexual abuse.
BUDDY CHAMPION, president of the Alabama Baptist State Convention, chair of the Alabama Baptist Executive Committee, and pastor of First Baptist Trussville
MORGAN BAILEY, first vice president of the Alabama Baptist State Convention and senior pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church, Ranburne
JARMAN LEATHERWOOD, second vice president of the Alabama Baptist State Convention and pastor of House of Hope and Restoration Church, Huntsville
GREG CORBIN, chair of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions and senior pastor of Lakeside Baptist Church, Birmingham
MEL JOHNSON, vice chair of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions and lead mission strategist of the Autauga Baptist Association, Prattville
CRAIG CARLISLE, chair of the Sexual Abuse Task Force of the Alabama Baptist State Convention and director of missions of the Etowah Baptist Association, Gadsden
MELISSA BOWEN, vice chair of the Sexual Abuse Task Force and retired attorney, Prattville
RICK LANCE, executive director of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions