New Mexico pastor Howell Scott has a post worth your time. "Baptist Press: the CNN of the Baptist World!" is an enlightening commentary on a piece composed by Erin Roach, assistant editor of Baptist Press >>>
Within 24 hours, Baptist Press had posted a “news” article responding to the Harris article. Entitled ‘Encroachment of Calvinism’ concerns editor, the reporter, Erin Roach, quoted four direct sources who opposed Harris’ article. These sources included Dr. R. Albert Mohler...and Dr. Danny Akin... Also quoted in opposition to Harris’ article was Mike Ebert... [and...]Marty King... .
Mr. Ebert’s response, as published in the BP article, is curious indeed. I find it quite perplexing and disturbing that Ebert, an employee of one of our entities, would call Mr. Harris — the well-respected editor of The Christian Index – “a friend who has a passion for evangelism and missions” while at the same time accusing him of evoking “the McCarthyism of the 1950′s.” Mr. King does no better, accusing Mr. Harris of publishing “false accusations without offering any evidence of their truthfulness.” In other words, Mr. Harris and the Christian Index publish lies. With friends like this, who needs . . .?
Scott goes on to conclude: "If the resources and power of the SBC’s public relations arm — which is, after all, what Baptist “Press” really is — can be marshaled so quickly to write a scathing rebuttal to the Harris piece, one would rightly assume that BP’s article would at least have the pretense of objectivity."
But, alas, no reasonable objectivity is to be found.
Contrarily, the word on the street is, editor Gerald Harris has scheduled to publish a full rebuttal to his editorial opinion from both Lifeway and NAMB in The Christian Index, a practice Baptist Press might do well to consider.
With that, I am...