If Les Puryear were calling the shots today [Les made a run at the SBC presidency a few years back], based on his letter I believe he'd fire Andreas Kostenberger at SEBTS and David Croteau at Liberty lickity-split for their "heretical" views on storehouse tithing.
However, Les ran into the Sheriff.
That is Sheriff Wade Burleson, who hails from Enid, Oklahoma.
Les Puryear, meet Sheriff Wade Burleson.
Wile E. Coyote, meet the Roadrunner.
Elmer Fudd, meet Bugs Bunny.
Seriously, though, this is how it is these days in the SBC. If you don't hold to the teachings of non-essential doctrines of the conservative resurgence bunch, they will come after you. Or if you criticize or challenge mega church pastors, you're on their list.
They'll try to shut you down.
Yes, shut 'em down.
As we see now with Les, they'll even go after your job and livelihood. Some will stoop so low as to go behind your back to get you fired, and they have no problem in harming your spouse and children to make you pay for your "sin".
But thank goodness there is a sheriff in town who sniffs this sort of nonsense out and comes to the rescue.
His name is Wade Burleson, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, in Enid, Oklahoma.
Someone, somehow, found out about Les' email to SEBTS and Liberty University, and sent parts of it to Wade. And Wade has exposed this on his blog, and has Les backpeddling. Read Les' damage control post here.
And Sheriff Wade won't stand for these shenanigans in the SBC. He's seen it in so many instances, and has personal experience himself, and he has decided to expose it at every opportunity. And as Wade has said over at the BaptistLife forums, he has contacts at every SBC institution who will let him know when another Wile E. Coyote attempts to employ the latest Acme product.
Thanks, Wade, for standing up to these guys, and not being afraid to take the shots.
And Les: you might want to send the rest of your Acme products back to the manufacturer.
The Road Runner has seen them all used before, and knows just want to do.
And if he catches you, you're through.