News Report Collection: McRaney vs. NAMB/Ezell & Several Court Filings

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. 6, 2020 at 9:00 AM in New Orleans LA, unless NAMB Trustees reach a resolution in advance.

Catalog of Articles on Our Legal Case

Occasionally Sandy and I will be asked for information on various parts of our case, whether legal filings or published news articles.  To assist our interested family, friends, and interested parties, we provide these links to various articles and legal filings.

Latest Filings before US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans:

McRaney’s Appellant’s Rebuttal Reply Brief Oct. 16, 2019

Wondering about the current issues before the courts, read his 1,776 word Brief.  The first and last sections reveal how NAMB’s insurance company attorneys representing them have made false claims before Federal Courts by claiming rights, authorities, and ecclesiastical privileges NAMB/Ezell is forbidden to have under SBC Constitution Article IV.  Each state Baptist Convention is fully autonomous, like all Baptist Associations and local churches.

NAMB’s Defendant Brief 9.11.19

McRaney’s Appellant Brief Circuit Court 7.29.19

NAMB court filing Defense answers 11.2.18

McRaney’s Complaint vs NAMB Ezell filed  4.7.17 

Capstone Report:

  1. Will Sex Abuse Lawsuits Destroy the Southern Baptist Convention  2019/11/06
  2. NAMB Legal Arguments Place Entire Southern-Baptist Convention at Risk  2019/10/28
  3. Explosive Lawsuit Alleges Abuse of Power Ezell NAMB  2017/04/12

Baptist News Global:

  1. Former State Exec says Arguments by NAMB Attorneys Increase SBCs Risk of Liability for Sexual Abuse
  2. Southern Baptist Polity on Trial in Lawsuit Appeal
  3. Reversing course, judge dismisses former state exec’s lawsuit against NAMB
  4. Judge says employment interference lawsuit against NAMB can proceed
  5. ‘Ministerial exception’ not a shield for wrongdoing, former Baptist leader says in lawsuit
  6. NAMB denies defaming former state convention exec
  7. Former state exec sues NAMB for libel, interference in business relationships
  8. State convention ‘saddened and disappointed’ by claims of former exec
  9. State Baptist exec blames firing on interference from SBC agency

Christian Examiner:

  1. New Stealth Controversy at SBC Replaces Conservative Resurgence Battle
  2. Southern Baptist State Leaders Accuse Mission Organization of Strong Arming
  3. Breaking NAMB’s Kevin Ezell Defends Confidential Cooperation Agreements
  4. NAMB Trustees End Investigation Involving Former State Convention Leader
  5. Former SBC State Leader Charges Mission Board with Cover-up of Wrongdoing

Baptist Press:

  1. Judge Dismisses Suit Against NAMB by Ex State Exec
  2. NAMB Responds to McRaney Lawsuit
  3. Former MD/DE Exec Sues NAMB Claims Libel

LA Baptist Message:

  1. Federal Judge Lets Lawsuit NAMB Proceed
  2. NAMB Tells Court McRaney Controversy Ecclesiastical
  3. Concerns Circulate NAMB’s Lawsuit Response Erodes Historic SBC Doctrine

Pulpit and Pen:

  1. Will McRaney is Suing NAMB and That’s Okay
  2. North American Mission Board Perjures Itself to Win in Court
  3. Former State Baptist Executive Claims NAMB President Kevin Ezell Verifiably Lied
  4. NAMB Runs Roughshod Over Baptists
  5. Judge lets Lawsuit Against SBC’s NAMB Continue  2018/01/23

SBC Voices:

  1. McRaney Lawsuit Against NAMB Dismissed
  2. About that Lawsuit Against NAMB

Reform NAMB Now:

  1. 44 Days & SBC Leaders are Still Leaving the Fate of the Cooperative Up to a Judge?
  2. Is NAMB Allowed to Interfere in State Conventions


  1. NAMB Tells Court McRaney Controversy is ‘Ecclesiastical’ Matter
  2. Lawsuit: Missions $$ Used to Muscle McRaney
  3. Will McRaney’s Attorney Strikes at the *Achille’s Hell* of the Southern Baptist Convention: The Autonomy of Local Churches and State Associations
  4. Judge Dismisses Suit Against NAMB by Ex-State Exec
  5. Former Mayland/Delaware Executive Sues NAMB, Claims Libel
  6. NAMB Responds to McRaney Lawsuit
  7. Former State Executive Sues NAMB; Agency Denies Interference


Legal Overview:

NAMB in Lawsuits:  NAMB filings against others


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