In another thread, a BB member seemed to question the investments of the SBC Annuity Board. Now, I am willing to claim ignorance over any controversy here, but as a SBC Pastor, I would like to know what is being implied. I did a quick Google search and the only controversial thing I could find was a question over whether or not the Annuity Board should divest of its holdings in Carnival Cruise lines over "G*y Days" back in 2004. Apparently the AB held that Carnival in no way promoted this, nor could they legally prevent it, thus they felt that it would not be reasonable to divest in a company being used by a third party outside of its control. The Pres. of the Annuity Board, O.S. Hawkins, reiterated their policy as follows: "The Annuity Board is very much in sympathy with those who have concerns related to investing in certain companies. We have a strong investment policy which states, 'Investments are prohibited in any company that is publicly recognized as determined by the Annuity Board as being in the liquor, tobacco, gambling, pornography or abortion industries, or any company whose products, services, or activities are publicly recognized as being incompatible with the moral and ethical posture of the Annuity Board.'" (from Baptist Press) Is this the controversy referred to in the other thread? Is there something I am missing beyond this? It would seem to me that the implication was a pretty serious charge, thus I hope those who made it would be willing to respond.