In Christian news gathering, it is especially important not to report unverified rumors because this is gossip. Yet for the last forty-eight hours, SBC twitter world was enamored with Adam Greenway’s resignation from being president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Only this has remained only a rumor. On Gab, I made clear that Evangelical Dark Web would not report on this story until it had been verified. Evidently, Baptist News Global would be the first to report this story.
The rumor was mostly circulated by David Bumgardner, who was the guy who published the article that launched Karengate. This article was published in Baptist News Global who would open the flood gates reporting that “Greenway reportedly out at Southwestern Seminary“
From there, Protestia, Dissenter, and Capstone Report all echoed this reporting by Baptist News. However, since the initial floodgates were opened by Baptist News, with suspected prompting from David Bumgardner, some contrary information has come out. While liberal SBC insiders like Baptist Blogger were hinting at this, SBC Voices and Baptist Press have come out and stated that these rumors were unverified.
Baptist Press is aware of the speculation related to @swbts and continues to be in contact with the board chair. Our latest correspondence with trustee leadership does not match what other outlets have reported.— Baptist Press (@BaptistPress) September 23, 2022
Meanwhile SWBTS has tweeted Adam Greenway’s involvement in an event next month.
Less than a month until #SWBTSPreview! Join us in October to meet professors, tour the campus, and hear from @AdamGreenway about all that #SWBTS has to offer.— Southwestern Seminary (@SWBTS) September 23, 2022
All those registered will be entered for a chance to win a $1500 scholarship! Sign up at https://t.co/opdbYY3eDF pic.twitter.com/y2G5BM96b4
This reporting by Baptist News Global was irresponsible and falls under gossip. In pursuit of being ahead of the story, they were entirely premature.