I love reading various SBC state Baptist newspapers online. I watched the convention, during the 1970's through the 1990's change dramatically. Point of this post is not whether or not the change was good. In some cases (certainly not all!) it might be said some rather heavy handed tactics were used. I know personally that I heard pastors (mine) and leaders (state level in one state and others on tv and radio) at times use the ultimate big club of "defunding" entities, groups, individuals, etc when they felt that was the only way to clean house. Now a few years have passed. There are those within the convention that want to fully embrace "change." I put that in quotes because some are wanting that change to be a return to a more traditional SBC, while others are embracing more of a positive thinking turn, and some see SBC churches as needing to be more Willow Creek. We may not can agree on what change is needed, but we learned a lesson big time in the resurgence: defund that of which you disapprove. Which has, in some cases, the same leaders and groups that taught us to defund now telling us we dare not defund THEM because we would be guilty of touching the Lord's annointed. Oops. Sowing and reaping?