If SBC local churches could take a poll of the majority of their respective congregations, what percent would be majority Calvinistic, and how many would have a majority non-Calvinistic? It seems since the famous letter was formed by the well oiled leadershp at the SBC, and the response from the radio entertainer opposing the letter, that the emphasis has been on denomination, not local church. Since the SBC has no governing authority, and is merely an association of local churches, the opinion that matters is within the local congregation. The local congregation of a church is the only governing authority in the SBC. Sometimes one gets the idea that posters have the concept we are a denomiation in the same sense as the Presbyterians where the Presbyerty decides who is pastor, what gets done to the building, and any other aspect of local church life that we take for granted.