The Florida Baptist Witness has just released a report that states that the Executive Committee of the IMB trustees are proposing that the full board withdraw their motion for the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Greensboro, NC to remove Wade Burleson from his duties as a trustee.
This is not surprising. It may be revealing. Read the story and note the reference to the role that blogs (informal weblogs–I guess that means they were written sans tuxedos) have played in this whole unfortunate affair. Now, I have not read blogs widely enough on this issue to know whether or not the charge that they disseminated “misinformation” is true. I do know that Burleson himself has asked to be shown where he has done so. To my knowledge, no such effort has been forthcoming.
I also find this sentence in the story very interesting:
“Since November, Burleson’s blog and several others have maintained frequent discussion of the issues. Many of the blogs include feedback from online readers rallying to the embattled trustee’s defense and calling for a large turnout at the annual meeting of the convention in Greensboro June 13-14 to vote against his proposed removal.”
I stand by my original guess that Burleson’s removal would have been voted down at the convention, had it come to the messengers. It looks like now we may never know.
This raises an ethical dilemma: Does Michael still owe me a dinner?