The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commision’s Caring Well Conference is currently underway.
Robert Downen, reporter from the Houston Chronicle, posted the following tweet. You may recall The Houston Chronicles’ series of articles on the sexual abuse cover-ups within the Southern Baptist Convention churches. This tweet is significant in that SBC President J.D. Greear mentions the names of survivors/advocates who were not invited to speak at the conference (ie, Jules Woodson, Christa Brown, etc.). See Dee’s post at The Wartburg Watch blog for more background on “designated survivors.”
The SBC has been getting push back about selecting “designated survivors” to speak. Was he doing damage control by mentioning the names of the survivors/advocates they chose not to speak? Were the ones chosen to speak selected so that the SBC can control the narrative?