More on Windermere's Victory

February 04, 2009

There are several items out now about the appeals court decision in favor of Windermere Baptist Conference Center. Windermere has a statement out. Here is what Windermere's President/CEO Dan Bench said:

We are pleased, after a thorough analysis of the merits of the case, the appeals court has affirmed the circuit court's decision in favor of Windermere. ... The appeals decision-like the previous circuit court decision-is well-documented and clearly states the facts and the law are on Windermere's side. Four judges have now examined the merits of the case and all four have reached the conclusion Windermere and its board acted lawfully as we sought to best fulfill Windermere's important mission."

We hope Missouri Baptists will now be able to put this sad conflict behind us. ... We pray no additional money, energy, or time will be wasted by further litigation efforts. Windermere recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and just completed its best year ever. Lives are being forever changed because of the life-changing ministry of Windermere and we welcome all Missouri Baptists to join with us.
Ethics Daily has a piece on the decision. Word&Way has an article, a version of which was posted by the Associated Baptist Press. The Springfield News-Leader also has an article.