I think that the SBC should stick with the BWA, unfortunately Nashville sees it differently, and is removing their support of the BWA. The following is a bit of an artilce that appeared in the Baptist Standard (http://www.baptiststandard.com) This article expresses very well the reason the BWA would like the SBC to stay, and its not just for the money. Billy Kim has asked the SBC to sit down with them to reconcile thier differences, regrettably the SBC seems to have no inclination to reconcile. What do you SBCers out their think? BWA leaders insist Baptists need to "stick together" By Ken Camp and Marv Knox Baptist Standard DALLAS–Southern Baptist Convention withdrawal from the Baptist World Alliance would mean not only the loss of one-fourth of the international organization's income, but also the loss of a unified Baptist witness worldwide, BWA officials told Texas Baptists. "We belong together because we belong to Christ," BWA General Secretary Denton Lotz repeated at every opportunity during his Texas tour. Lotz and BWA President Billy Kim spoke to a dinner at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas, a luncheon at Dallas Baptist University, a news conference and staff meeting at the Baptist General Convention of Texas office building and a rally at First Baptist Church of Plano Jan. 26-27. Infighting among Baptists in the United States creates "confusion" among Third World Christians who do not understand denominational politics and distinctions between various Baptist groups in the United States, Kim said. "We need to stick together," he said. Kim and Lotz traveled with the 60-member Korean Children's Choir, representing Kim's Far East Broadcasting Company, who performed at each Texas Baptist venue and at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. Dorothy Patterson, wife of seminary president Paige Patterson, hosted the seminary reception. Paige Patterson is the author of the SBC study committee proposal to cut ties with the BWA. Kim told reporters he had talked with Patterson on the phone, but they merely exchanged pleasantries. However, Kim said he invited Patterson to preach at his church, near Seoul, South Korea, and he hoped at that time to have a conversation of "more substance" regarding strained relations between Southern Baptist leaders and the BWA. "He is a wonderful friend, but we see things a little differently," he said. Kim acknowledged his hope that the sweet voices and smiling faces of the children would "soften the hearts" of Southern Baptist leaders and cause them to reconsider the proposed separation from BWA. He pointed out that his aides told him Mrs. Patterson "shed tears when the choir sang 'God Bless America.'" Even so, Kim and Lotz said they were unaware of any positive response from members of the SBC study committee to an invitation they and the vice presidents of the BWA issued. BWA leaders urged the SBC Executive Committee to table the committee motion to withdraw funding and membership from the worldwide fellowship, and they offered to meet with SBC leaders "anytime, anywhere to discuss reconciliation."