News Report Collection: McRaney vs. NAMB/Ezell

Various Articles Published on Our Legal Case

In Dec. 2019, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against NAMB’s request to Not have oral arguments heard.  The judges granted our request to argue before a panel of 3 judges.  The publicly conducted and audio recorded court proceeding will take place Feb. 3, 2020 in New Orleans LA, unless NAMB Trustees and I reach […]

Fake NEWS via NAMB Leadership?

Thru BP NAMB Leaders Purposefully Deceived the SBC and Damaged

NAMB Trustees in Open Letter, In June 2016 and May 2017 Baptist Press printed false, damaging information provided to them by NAMB leaders.  What the NAMB Trustees were told, what the NAMB Trustees approved in June 2016, what was subsequently reported in BP, and what really happened are not the same.  That did not happen accidentally, […]

NAMB’s Ezell’s Narrative: True or False? Evidence Clear

Email to NAMB Trustees Nov 11, 2019

Mt. 11:15  “Whoever has ears, let them hear.”  (This is copy of email sent to NAMB Trustees) Last Thursday, you read with your own eyes that Ezell used the full force and power of NAMB to threaten a libel lawsuit against Joni Hannigan.  He used Mike Ebert to do his dirty work and make a cowardly […]

Reflection on Ruling, Its Impact and Future Direction

Resolved and Looking for Just Resolution

Short Summary Statement “While the judge did not rule on the merits of the case, we were stunned at the judge’s reversal of his previous rulings by dismissing the case on ecclesiastical grounds.  The new precedent should be sobering for all involved in voluntary partnerships with the SBC.  This ruling makes acceptable under ecclesiastical protections what […]

Early Response to Judge’s Latest Ruling

Courts Nor God Finished Yet / NAMB Trustees & SBC EC Response TBD

TEAM MCRANEY will be filing an appeal in the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals, asking the court to overturn the latest ruling of the Federal District court, in which the judge seemed to overturn himself in his latest ruling on the “ecclesiastical” question. The SBC is not a denomination, but a voluntary fellowship at […]

NAMB Pres. Ezell Attacks Journalist/Sexual Abuse Victim

High Price for Telling Unwelcome Truths

SBC President J.D. Greear commented in response to the recent publication by the Houston Chronicle on sexual abuse in the SBC, “It’s time for pervasive change.  God demands it.  Survivors deserve it.  We must change how we prepare before abuse (prevention), respond during disclosure (full cooperation with legal authorities), and act after instances of abuse […]

Facing Down the 3 Faces of Kevin Ezell

Is the SBC Up to the Challenge?

David Platt gave us a glimpse into the Closed Door behaviors of some SBC leaders.  Who was he talking about?  He didn’t name names, but it is likely that NAMB President Kevin Ezell was one of the leaders he was referring to.  More on that later. 3 Persons: Public, Closed Door, Secret Pastor Clayton Cloer […]

Title Your Choice: State Conventions Suck, or 5 Heart Attacks, or Leading Above Reproach

Are you in a State Convention that Sucks? Does the NAMB Prez want Your State Exec to Have a Heart Attack? Living and Leading Above Reproach: Can We get there from Here? Integrity involves the consistency of one’s public, private, and secret life.  Living and leading above reproach is the biblical requirement of leadership.  The […]

Did NAMB & BCMD leaders intentionally mislead a Federal judge?

Video: https://vimeo.com/306940043 Select Topics: Why the conversation matters 3 Paths Forward NAMB Trustees engage at new levels, discover what is necessary and act to resolve Leave it to the courts to judge the NAMB President and the organization. Deposition Interrogatory Questions Affirmations of Fact Public trial with cross examination  Leave it to the public to decide […]

Church Reflections and Refocusing Forward

Forward Church Growth: Strategic Systems & Fresh Approaches

  The turning of a new year brought celebrations, resolutions, and new health club memberships!  On a more serious note, for many people and organizations, including churches and their leaders, it was a time for reflection, and then a refocus toward the future.  The turning of a new year provides churches the opportunity to reflect […]