UPDATE from SCOTUS / NAMB tells SBC Messengers to Kiss Off Re SBC Rules on Salary Structure

Open Letter to SBC Executive Committee

SBC Executive Committee Members,
Let me get right to 3 points…
1.  NAMB and Ezell have gone rogue and unchecked on your watch.  Everyone loses, givers will pull back and God is offended.  In the SBC in Nashville Ezell and Chairman Thomas were able to basically tell SBC Messenger Joey Hufstedler in person, we don’t have to follow the rules to report salary structure regardless of what the governing document of the SBC Business and Financial Plan says.  The messenger had asked personally and then asked publicly.  Ronnie Floyd and the GRC leaders have been successful at making the SBC EC underfunded, understaffed, and make you believe that you as the SBC EC are impotent, when you don’t have to be.


2.  SCOTUS Conference Rescheduled for Thursday, June 24, 2021 — US Supreme Court will Conference and therefore read the NAMB lies submitted to them by the NAMB President and the NAMB Trustees, claiming positions forbidden by SBC governing documents, historical agreements and past SBC EC legal filings.


3.  To say the SBC EC cannot or should not speak is garbage and cowardly.  You have fiduciary duties to act and to speak and scream if necessary about the lies.  You had numerous options before you and I told you.  You are without excuse.  Think about this…  what if I had named the SBC in my lawsuit, then the SBC would have had to speak.  Secondly, Adam Greenway’s committee dismissed the motion calling for an investigation into the filings of NAMB and ERLC with the reasoning that the SBC EC cannot interfere with another SBC entity.  YET, REMARKABLY, NAMB HAS SAID IT WANTS SCOTUS PROTECTION TO DEFAME AND INTERFERE WITH STATE CONVENTION EMPLOYEES (and others), and THAT STATE CONVENTIONS ARE SBC ENTITIES.


Ladies and Gentlemen, you are without excuse before God, the courts, and all SBC entities, Baptist bodies, Baptist churches, and Baptist ministers.  May God help you find the wisdom and courage to act and may God have mercy on the SBC in our cooperative mission efforts.

Will and Sandy McRaney


Exodus 23:1-2  Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness. “Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd
email from June 3, 2021 to SBC EC members and select leaders
On Jun 3, 2021, at 10:57 AM, Dr. Will McRaney McRaney wrote:
To:  SBC Executive Committee Members …

June 17 SBC will be before US Supreme Court in Conference – as NAMB Trustees make False Statements and Claims Rights Over Baptist bodies

As the SBC Executive Committee sits in loud SILENCE, unthinkably, the SBC and its cooperative relationships are now inside the halls of the Supreme Court of the United States.

In spite of the dangerous, deceptive and false claims of NAMB, the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention has not uttered a word publicly to denounce the false claims and statements of NAMB Trustees/Ezell.  Not the collective SBC EC.  Not Frank Page or Ronnie Floyd as President/CEO.  Not Mike Stone or Rolland Slade as Chairman.  If I missed the loud cries for righteousness or shouts of danger ahead warnings from Frank, Ronnie, Mike or Rolland or the SBC EC, please let me know.  

US District Court 2018 – NAMB claimed in writing to be a “Supporting Organization” of the BCMD, claimed absolute privileges over the BCMD (a State Convention), and claimed to get a release when my State Baptist Convention employer was given a release. 

5th US Circuit & SCOTUS
Basically NAMB claims…  I was an SBC minister. I was an employee of the SBC and/or NAMB.   BCMD is an SBC/NAMB entity.  NAMB and SBC were a church and had ecclesiastical privileges and protections over State Convention employees. 

May 28, 2021  “NAMB claimed in its filing May 28, 2021, “Reverend McRaney attempts to avoid certiorari by emphasizing that, though he was employed by one Southern Baptist entity, he was never employed by the particular Southern Baptist entity that he sued, namely the SBC Mission Board.” – from Capstone, NOT BP

NAMB filing – https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/20/20-1158/180558/20210528173247166_20-1158 Reply Brief for Petitioner.pdf

     “First, they alleged that you “claimed” to work for an SBC entity. Second, they alleged that you “worked” for an SBC entity (BCMD a State Convention) . Third, they referred to themselves as “the SBC Mission Board.” The first two are demonstrably false. The third is, at best, a half-truth.” 
     Pastor of Baptist Church in cooperation with SBC 

June 1, 2021 – Briefs and related materials delivered to the 9 SCOTUS justices by court clerk. 

June 17, 2021 – SBC as the sole member of NAMB will be before the 9 SCOTUS justices as they “Conference” on NAMB’s Petition.  Decision to hear the case or uphold 5th Circuit decision to be made following. 

NAMB is seeking SCOTUS protections to defame and interfere with SBC partners who are not employees of the SBC or NAMB.  What will you do?  Will there continue to be only quiet backroom conversations or will there be voices from among you who speak publicly, not to legal opinions or try the case, but “speak the truth in love” to dangerous deceptions now in the halls of the United State Supreme Court?

“Now is the time to lead.”  PAST TIME
Will McRaney 

Thoughts to Consider 
(1) Neh. 7:2  “I put in charge of Jerusalem my brother Hanani, along with Hananiah the commander of the citadel, because he was a man of integrity and feared God more than most people do.”  Not fear man more than fearing God.  Be full of integrity. 

(2) Baptist Pastor Online – “Not gonna lie, it’s kinda weird being a SB and hoping “we” lose a court case, but that’s where things are. It’s sad! Those trustees ought to be ashamed.”

(3) “Hope is not a strategy” in hoping someone else will handle this.

(4)  2 of the 5 top lies of the spiritual enemy – 1. I’m the only one, 2. It’s too hard. 

(5)  “You get what you tolerate.”

(6)  Pastor of cooperating Baptist Church – “Here is the big lie from NAMB. Read it for yourself. A state convention nor a local association are SBC entities. In fact the state entity Will McRaney worked for existed before the Southern Baptist Convention. Oops. Pesky facts. Ask yourself if an SBC entity is willing to lie to the SCOTUS should they receive funding from your church.”

(7)  Contract law?  Read any related document and see if there are contract law claims or language. 

Article for Further Reading – NAMB Claim State Conventions are SBC Entity in SCOTUS Brief – (Capstone Report)