Friday, June 2, 2006

Hip Hip Hooray?

Third seminary president endorses Floyd
By Robert Marus
Associated Baptist Press
LOUISVILLE - A third Southern Baptist seminary president has endorsed Arkansas pastor Ronnie Floyd for president of the denomination. Meanwhile, Floyd offered an explanation for his church's relatively low support of the Cooperative Program, which funds Southern Baptists' seminaries and other agencies.

"Congratulations upon the news of your nomination to serve as president of the Southern Baptist Convention. I am greatly encouraged by this news, and I want you to know of my eager support for you as the elected leader of our convention," Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., wrote in a letter that Floyd posted on his weblog, betweensundays, on May 17. Floyd said he made the letter public with Mohler's enthusiastic consent.

"You have never said no to Southern Baptists when duty has called, and I deeply appreciate your willingness to serve as president of the Southern Baptist Convention," Mohler added in the 300-word letter.

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