It’s been a long while since the last DarkLinks. But the orthodox grassroots of evangelicalism is up in arms over the disgraceful actions taking place under Al Mohler at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The choice firing of professors most opposed to the declining trajectory of the Southern Baptist Convention paired with he retention of SBTS’s most headstrong proponents of said decline is not an accident. This is a deliberate theological discrimination which is so distasteful that non-disclosure agreements have to be signed. I’ll save the discussion on NDAs for another time, but let me finish by saying that this is not a coincidence.
By Enemies Within The Church
Yesterday, in an unprecedented move, Albert Mohler, the president of the Southern Baptist’s flagship seminary in Louisville, KY, fired four of the remaining conservative professors at the institution. Russell Fuller, Theodore Cabal, Ken Magnuson, and Jim Orrick (who taught at Boyce College) were all terminated by provost Matthew Hall. The seminary offered salary and benefits through July on the condition that non-disclosure agreements, requiring the withholding of potentially damaging information concerning the seminary and firing process, would be signed within forty-five days.
Russell Fuller became the only full-time Southern Baptist professor to sign the Dallas Statement on Social Justice one year ago. 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.
By Capstone Report
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.
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