Skip to comments.Southern Baptist Leader Frank Page Resigns over ‘Morally Inappropriate Relationship’
Posted on 03/30/2018 4:31:05 PM PDT by jeannineinsd
Frank S. Page has resigned as president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Conventions Executive Committee (EC), effective today, over what is described as a morally inappropriate relationship in the recent past. - snip -
Last evening, the officers of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee met via phone conference with Dr. Frank Page during which he announced his plans for retirement. Today, I spoke with Dr. Page and learned that his retirement announcement was precipitated by a morally inappropriate relationship in the recent past.
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Page released a statement as well Tuesday afternoon:
It is with deep regret that I tender my resignation from the SBC Executive Committee and announce my retirement from active ministry, effective immediately. As a result of a personal failing, I have embarrassed my family, my Lord, myself, and the Kingdom. Out of a desire to protect my family and those I have hurt, I initially announced my retirement earlier today without a complete explanation. However, after further wrestling with my personal indiscretion, it became apparent to me that this situation must be acknowledged in a more forthright manner. It is my most earnest desire in the days to come to rebuild the fabric of trust with my wife and daughters, those who know me best and love me most.
As EC president, the 65-year-old Page has held a key role in coordinating the work of the SBCs national ministriesencompassing two mission boards, six seminaries, and other entitiesand overseeing a Cooperative Program budget of nearly $200 million yearly. Pages work also included building relationships with 42 state and regional Baptist conventions and 47,000-plus Southern Baptist churches in all 50 states.
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Well, at least it wouldn’t be an alter boy.
Those women...they will get you every time!
“There will be details, guaranteed.”
You are probably right. But absent some credible allegation of criminality, I for one have no interest in the salacious details. There was a moral failing and he quit. End of story as far as I am concerned.
"Sorry I shot your son m'am when I broke and entered into his house after raping your daughter in law. Now! Had it been MY house, and MY wife, and had your son broken in, my being there and the sex, were it consensual of course, WOULD have been appropriate. But, alas, it was neither my house nor my wife nor was your son a burglar. I broke in, raped her and I shot him. It was inappropriate under the circumstances. I should have shot your son in my own house, and I know better, and I'll do better in the future. For now though, upon painful and humble self-reflection, and because of my lofty moral standards, it is right for me to get off your daughter in law and step out of the house, and spend time with my family so that we can heal. My family certainly didn't deserve this. Please give us the privacy you would expect for yourselves if your son had broken into a house and raped and shot people. "
This attempted analogy broke down, but not until the first sentence.
” earned his Ph.D. in Christian ethics from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary...”
Best Foghorn Leghorn impersonation I have ever seen on Free Republic
He thinks the Lord is embarrassed?
altered in what way?
Don’t you mean altar boy?
What is with these guys?
And your response was perfect, all but the last sentence.
How sad. I hope his repentance is sincere and his reconciliation with his family is, eventually, solid. And best wishes to the SBC at this difficult time.
The statement is oddly written. Something gay happen?
“And your response was perfect, all but the last sentence.”
That is an interesting comment.
May I see your data?
Data was your post.
“Data was your post.”
I’m not following your thinking.
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