Dave Roberts wrote:Moore seems to be growing up. I don't think Land ever did.
Ed: Dave, I would like to think you are right about Moore. But while I hear a hint of repentance for his attitude when he was reporting in that First (?) CBF meeting in 2000 but I have a feeling this section of the story provided by William was a set up to cause some to think so:
In 2000, while a graduate student at Southern Seminary, Moore attended a meeting of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, made up of moderate Baptists who clashed with conservatives in the 1980s and ’90s over control of the Southern Baptist Convention.
He wrote a series of critical stories about the meeting for Baptist Press, the convention’s official news service. Cooperative Baptists called his reporting unethical and inaccurate. Moore said what he wrote was true, but his attitude toward Cooperative Baptists was unchristian.
“I was all too eager to fight like the devil to please the Lord,” he said. “I had this motivation to be proven right —c
Now let me be clear that I believe in repentance, and that it is possible that Russ has experienced it and that he is not responsible for how this story was written. But I would think that if a question was put to him about only the 2000 meeting that Ethically
, in his position, if he where truly repentant he would have said,something to the effect of "Not only in 2000, but for several years I attended their annual Assemblies and wrote many negative stories that reflected my disdain for that group. “I was all too eager to fight like the devil to please the Lord,” he said. “I had this motivation to be proven right — in a way that I don’t think was the way of Christ.”
But while he admits to questionable motivation at a time in the past he still believes that " “what he wrote was true".
And as I have said many times on these boards that after my 1st Assembly In Louisville I have attended all but three, I made it a point on several occasions over a period of years to listen in on some of his interviews and quite often I hardly recognized his report as covering the discussion that I had heard. He often took CBF to task for having friends and acquaintances like his new found friend Joe Phelps. He essentially told the world that because some of us in CBF had friends and worked with people such as Phelps that CBF as an organization
was soft on homosexuality and advocated for it. He refused admit that it is possible to work with people with whom you have ideological differences W/O buying into their ideology in total.
I do not know Joe Phelps, but Trudy and I did attend Highland for a few months in late summer and early fall of 1991 before he was there. I was aware of some homosexuals there, but have no idea of their roles in the church. Despite that, Highland at that time was one of the better SBC churches I had been in.