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Abortion Abolition Resolution Misses Submission Deadline After SBC Exec. Committee Plays Petty and Slimy Games
A resolution in support of abolishing abortion will not be considered in committee at the 2023 SBC Annual Meeting, according to author and sponsor Dusty Deevers, after the SBC’s Executive Committee’s arcane and bizarre interpretation of cut-off times resulted in the submission deadline being missed. He explains:
Deevers appealed this bizarre application, as “closes May 30” means May 30 at 11:59pm for any normal person, not end of day May 29th. He was, however denied by Jonathan Howe, the Vice President for Communications, who we recently wrote about because he attends an SBC church with a woman pastrix.
The Baptist Press, which is the official news service of the Southern Baptist Convention, has helped muddy the waters.
Up until the morning of May 30, their article announcing the opening of the resolution portal read “the deadline to submit resolutions is May 30.” As of May 30 in the afternoon, it was changed to read “Resolutions must be submitted before May 30.”
Howe, who insists that the cut-off day is May 30 which he defines as May 29 at 11:59pm, is hiding behind the bylaws for the date and his skewed understanding for the time. As many point out, this institutional intransigence and capricious decision-making is precisely why so many are over the SBC.
Some have speculated that the SBC’s Executive Committee’s unwillingness to consider a straightforward and clear interpretation of basic chronological colloquialisms is related to the nature of the resolution. The resolution is in support of abortion abolition specifically, an ideology which committee members and SBC President Bart Barber have been ferociously opposed. While the whole language of the resolution is posted below, some have offered that this cabal would particularly loathe the highlighted sections, and would be highly incentivized to play games and put their thumbs on the scale, only to hide behind claimed adherence to the bylaws. We can’t say that we disagree.
Peak SBC right here.