A Request from Dr. Bobby Welch
Wednesday night I spoke by phone with Dr. Bobby Welch, President of the Southern Baptist Convention, and he requested that I make known on my blog that someone, impersonating Dr. Welch, is sending emails to churches in the Southern Baptist Convention. Both Dr. Welch and I are incredulous and angry that someone would do this.
The email is as follows:
Let me encourage you and your staff to read the personal blog of Pastor Wade Burleson prior to the Southern Baptist Convention this summer: http://kerussocharis.blogspot.com/ Wade is a man of integrity!
I (Wade) am asking the Lord to bring swift and severe discipline in surprising ways to the person (or persons) behind sending the above email.
Dr. Welch does not know me, or I him. It would be impossible for him to speak about my integrity, and even if he could, it would be absolutely inappropriate since he is President of the Convention. Dr. Welch has issued a statement to all the trustees saying he must stay as neutral as possible in a controversy that may require Convention action while he is President.
I agree. Shame to those responsible for this immoral act.
In His Grace,