Mo. Baptist Convention Leaders Admit to Lawsuit Settlement Kept from MembersJuly 12, 2013
Ethics Daily ran my latest article today, which is titled "Mo. Baptist Convention Leaders Admit to Lawsuit Settlement Kept from Members." It is a follow-up to my article on Monday about the Missouri Baptist Convention secretly settling a $500,000 counterclaim against them. My first article, which Word&Way also ran and Windermere Baptist Conference trustees mentioned in an open letter, was attacked by The Pathway, the MBC's official publication. The Associated Baptist Press also ran a piece noting both the article and the The Pathway's claims. The new Ethics Daily article includes references to four additional court documents and several other sources to dispute The Pathway's claims. Most significantly, though, the article notes that the MBC's response actually proved the main point of the first Ethics Daily article - that the MBC leaders kept the settlement secret from the public.