Of course, now the back patting begins...ABP is one of those agencies that makes no mistakes and always gets it right. It's an attack on mean old Paige, so that might even warrant a few shouts, if there wasn't fear of bringing down the roof with the noise.
Patterson is pretty irrelevant to those of us who have left the SBC. My only real point in bringing this up is how he now grabs scripture to keep the lid on things while (in his earlier incarnation) he was the press hound who tried professors, pastors, trustees, denominational administrators, and any who disagreed with him in the press. From the position of power, he preaches a different gospel. I concede that he didn't do it for the local church, but his premise of damaging the Christian witness certainly should apply to the denomination. When I identify myself as Baptist, I'm still asked if I'm Southern Baptist. When I say, "No," I have gotten sighs of relief because their image of Baptists is what was painted in the press by Patterson and others in the Takeover.