I don’t know Norman Jameson. I don’t know all of the ins and outs of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina nor of their paper the Biblical Recorder. I do know that the Biblical Recorder was once known to conservatives, some years ago, as the Biblical ‘Distorter’ a bit of sarcasm that has long since been inapplicable.
I suppose Plodder and Jameson wouldn’t be on the same page of lots of stuff, but I do know that when I search for commentary on SBC stuff, more often than not Norman Jameson is either first or is the most straightforward in his assessments. I hate to see him forced to resign from the BR.
Statement from one Sandy Beck a DOM in NC:
Sandy Beck, director of missions in the Hendersonville-based Carolina Baptist Association, recently wrote convention leaders warning that if Jameson were not removed as editor, there would be a motion from the floor of the convention to amend the Cooperative Program unified budget to defund the Recorder.
“It seems that Mr. Jameson does not know the mindset of this predominantly biblically conservative state,” Beck wrote. “Enough is enough. If his board of directors cannot influence his lack of sensitivity, perhaps the conservative pastors and laity of this state can.”
'Lack of sensitivity' is generally code for 'Jameson doesn't grovel at our feet and lick our boots.' Yeah. Yeah. We’ve heard this before…'don’t like the news, don’t like the editorials, fire the guy…or we will pull the plug on funding.'
I hope Jameson finds a place to land where he can continue to write.