IMB trustee Burleson attacked again, but accuser may be violating new policy
Published: May 8, 2006
ENID, Okla. (ABP) -- In what could lead to another attempt to remove trustee Wade Burleson from the International Mission Board, a fellow trustee of the Southern Baptist agency is publicly criticizing Burleson for his views on baptism, alcohol and other subjects.
Fellow Oklahoma pastor Winston Curtis of Highland Park Baptist Church in Duncan has written an open letter to Wade Burleson, asking him to meet with Curtis and trustee leaders to discuss Curtis' "concerns."
In January, Burleson's fellow trustees asked the Southern Baptist Convention to remove him from the board for "broken trust" apparently related to statements on Burleson's weblog. That request -- which could have produced the first removal of a trustee in SBC history -- was rescinded by trustees March 22. But they created new guidelines prohibiting trustee criticism of the board.
Curtis' letter and Burleson's response to it were posted May 4 on Burleson's Internet blog, www.wadeburleson.com. Burleson, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Enid, Okla., has been mentioned as a possible candidate for SBC president next month.
posted by Arkansas Razorbaptist at 5/09/2006 09:34:00 AM