When there is transparency and accountability like there is supposed to be at our convention, the process actually works.This matter should be addressed by messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention this June in Dallas, Texas.However, if the decision was made during an Executive Session by the Executive Committee of the SWBTS trustees, then one would assume the chairman voted "Yes." On January 31, 2018, I contacted Dr.
Differing on principles does not equate to disliking the persons.However, in finally making public this decision which the seminary trustee executive committee made in private, the seminary's public relations department is emphasizing "This will be a Baptist Heritage Center." A healthy minority of SWBTS trustees are embarrassed - borderline angry - that the Pattersons have been granted by the trustee executive committee the right to live out their retirement years among facilities paid for by over 2,000,000 Cooperative Program dollars. The Southern Baptist Convention has forwarded to Southwestern Theological Seminary over 2 million Cooperative Program dollars since the founding of the seminary.