SCOTUS Lawsuit Details NAMB Abuse

from: SBC News June 2021

After I won two decisions in the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, what a few national Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) leaders said would never happen, has happened. Actions by the North American Mission Board (NAMB) have taken the future of the SBC inside the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court, and the court’s decision […]

NAMB Places All SBC Partners at Risk in Petition to US Supreme Court

OPEN LETTER to SBC Executive Committee: What will the SBC EC do?

Open Letter to the SBC Exec. Committee What many SBC leaders said would never happen, is now inside the halls of the US Supreme Court and yet the NAMB Trustees have not demanded public answers from Ezell.  The SBC via an entity is now inside the SCOTUS after two defeats in the 5th Circuit Court […]

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

Court Filings and 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 […]

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 […]

5 Current Impacts of GCR on SBC Network Partners

Churches, Associations and State Partners

The 2010 SBC Great Commission Resurgence (GCR) intentionally brought radical shifts in NAMB’s leadership, strategy, and priorities in funding and staff.  Are Southern Baptists better off and stronger, or worse off and weaker?  What are the measurable results and the impact on the self-regenerating missions funding and sending system?  What is happening at the local level in […]

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 […]