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Dear #SBC18, I’m deeply grieved how power & privilege inside our convention are used to build walls of self-preservation & systemic protection.

This results in allowing an erring person to avoid confessing wrongdoings which = the removal of bearing fruits of repentance. (1)
When we shield someone w/ repeated public offenses from confession of wrongdoing, it not only allows them remain ensnared perhaps in the state of deception they're in (because they fail to see their own faults), it also continues in the prevention of healing of victims (2).
But, giving an honorable title, housing arrangement, & compensation to @_PPatterson_ is beyond an insult to injury. Please consider the parallel of a Pastor started out living within the framework of 1 Tim. 3; Titus 1; 1 Peter 5:1-11 but over time (3)
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Early Signs of Trouble - A History of #WhiteSupremacy at First Baptist Church (Dallas).

How a #Dallas church with a history of oppposing civil rights for African Americans formed a long and toxic relationship with the Republican Party. #maga #blackconservatives #BlackTwitter
“In 1956, the Supreme Court had recently struck down school segregation in the Brown v. Board of Education case. President Eisenhower had sponsored sweeping civil rights legislation.”
Dr. King was organizing bus boycotts. Pressure was building against segregation across the South. At that time, there may have been no more influential figure in the Southern Baptist Convention than W.A. Criswell, the pastor of the enormous First Baptist Church in Dallas.
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