The Southern Baptist Convention attempts to discredit Guidepost, the organization hired to investigate sexual abuse allegations against the SBC Executive Committee. Members of the SBC are citing a Tweet from Guidepost, posted in support of the LGBTQ+ community for Pride month, as cause for concern.
Baptist News Global’s Mark Wingfield states that Guidepost is not a faith-based organization but is routinely hired by Christian organizations for internal reviews.
On June 6, Buck retweeted the Guidepost Pride statement and said: “Hey, SBC! You might want to consider this as you contemplate adopting the solutions they offer our convention. Not sure their voice should be listened to by any Christian organization. They don’t hold a biblical worldview and their recommendations reflect that.”
The notion of a “biblical worldview” is central to conservative evangelical theology. Within the most conservative wing of the SBC, such a worldview must include opposition to LGBTQ identity, opposition to women serving as pastors, and a variety of other beliefs.
The support of a secular company for gay pride isn’t the only attempt this week to discredit Guidepost and its investigation.
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Denny Burk, who also serves as president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, earlier took to Twitter to say the cost of the investigation is taking money away from missions.