On Mar. 13, more than 16 years in Missouri Baptist litigation came to an end. But if we rejoice in our “victories,” we miss the point that we all lost as we hurt the cause of Christ.
During a public hearing on a proposed bill in Missouri that would require anyone filing a church/state separation lawsuit to use their real names in court documents and public hearings, a lawyer testified that the bill could put individuals in danger.
SAINT LOUIS — The Missouri Baptist University Board of Trustees voted Feb. 28, 2019 to forego further appeals in the ongoing litigation related to the University’s governance following a Missouri Western District Court of Appeals ruling in favor of the Missouri Baptist Convention on Feb.
IRONTON, Mo. — The Baptist Home board unanimously voted February 26, 2019 to cease further appeals in the 17-year civil case over the issue of governance. The board action to not appeal ends one of the longest civil cases in Missouri jurisprudence.
Ruling in favor of the Missouri Baptist Convention, a state appeals court held in part that the arguments raised by the university to justify its changes to the charter would require an inappropriate judicial inquiry into religious matters.
On Feb. 19, a three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District ruled unanimously for the Missouri Baptist Convention in its more than 16-year legal battle that trustees of Missouri Baptist University and The Baptist Home did not have the authority to move to self-perpetuating status
The Baptist Home and Missouri Baptist University submitted legal responses on Jan. 31 to urge a judge to dismiss motions for summary judgment filed by the Missouri Baptist Convention on