Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,
And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;
Proverbs 24:17 (NASB)
Though I am not a part of the SBC anymore (but I have many family members that are), I lament for the congregation I use to call home. As the headlines today say, Paige Patterson has been relieved of any position at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary including no compensation by the Executive Committee of the trustees. Dr. Patterson apparently did not handle the tragic situation with a rape victim in the most ideal fashion. Actually, if all the reports are true, it probably was outright wrong how he handled it. The SBC needs reform here, but I cannot directly take part in such reforms because I am no longer apart of the SBC, but I will probably indirectly with conversations with pastor-apologists who I still call my brothers in Christ and friends. However, I have other moderately-heavy important issues that have not been addressed so far in this debate.