When is enough, enough? Is spending $5,220,000 suing your Christian brethren over trustee actions enough? How many more millions should be taken from folks in the pews in a futile quest to recover assets that were legally ‘taken’ from one Baptist group and now controlled by another?
If I were a Missouri Baptist I would be thinking that it might be time to end the legal efforts to restore to the status quo ante certain Missouri Baptist Convention entities, The Baptist Home, Missouri Baptist Foundation, Missouri Baptist University and the Word & Way newspaper.
The lawsuit, lawsuits really, are complicated and have been plodding along for almost nine years now. Missouri moderates appear to be the most clever of all SBC moderates with their actions to hijack these MBC institutions. Loyal MBCers wouldn’t be happy but you win some and you lose some and sometimes you get to the place where you cut the line and let the fish go.
As the ABP article reports, the convention handily rejected a motion to end the lawsuit. Messengers were dutifully lectured on the fact that they “cannot be apprised of everything board members know because of attorney/client privilege, [one of the MBC VPs] said. "The Executive Board has the whole story.... You need to trust them. If you knew what they know, you wouldn't be discussing this today."
Oh? The continuing appeals are a slam dunk for our side? Light at the end of the tunnel? How much will it cost to trust them next year...and the next...and the next? I'd be just a little unsettled were I an MBC messenger listening to this.
The above quote from the ABP story on the matter. A simple search can find multiple stories from BP, ABP and other news outfits over the past years.