“It seems those who became Dodeka members were placed on the fast track for advancement to influential positions within the Southern Baptist denomination.”
For those who attended or streamed the SBC meeting in Dallas earlier this week, there was a no mistaking the theme of the 2018 gathering – racial reconciliation.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and pictured here are the newly-elected Southern Baptist leaders.
SBC president J.D. Greear (center) is flanked by 2nd V.P. Felix Carbrera (on the left) and 1st V.P. A.B. Vines (on the right).
It’s been 50 years since the tragic death of Martin Luther King, and it appears that SBC leaders are utilizing this important anniversary to demonstrate to a watching world that they are now ‘color blind’. Are these Southern Baptist leaders sincerely apologetic for the SBC’s history of racism?
Our friend Todd Wilhelm has just posted some fascinating information that has left us scratching our heads…
Does Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, realize the mixed signals he has been sending via social media? The seminary which he has led for these 25 years has a dark history when it comes to slavery and racism. Instead of appearing to glorify it, we believe he should be addressing the seminary’s history openly and honestly.
Here is Todd Wilhelm’s post, which he has given us permission to share with our readers. We found it quite thought-provoking in light of what just occurred at the SBC gathering in Dallas.
Below is a Tweet I published a few months ago. Albert Mohler is standing proudly with a portrait of Confederate Captain John Broadus. I included a quote from Captain Broadus. The chapel at Southern Seminary is named after Captain John Broadus!
Below are a couple of Tweets I captured from Albert Mohler and Rick Holland, but first read the quote from James P. Boyce.
One may legitimately question why these men are paying tribute to men who held such views of slavery and blacks. Yet Al Mohler does not appear to have any sense of disconnect with the words he wrote at the top of this article and his actions which appear to be in direct contradiction to what he wrote.
I am still waiting for Mohler to renounce his support of C.J. Mahaney and specifically call for an independent investigation of the sexual abuse scandal and cover-up which occurred in Mahaney’s SGM denomination.
Now we have further evidence of Albert Mohler’s hollow words on racial equality.
On May 10, 2018, an interesting video appeared on YouTube. In the video, Paige Patterson revealed that Albert Mohler was a member of a secret organization on the campus of Southern Seminary called “Dodeka.” This secret society was an elitist club for whites only. Those who were extended an invitation to join Dodeka were judged to be the best and brightest young men among those pursuing their Master’s degree at Southern Seminary.
Gregory Wills, Southern Baptist church historian, in his book “Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1859-2009,” verified the existence of the secret society Dodeka at Southern Seminary. He wrote:
It seems those who became Dodeka members were placed on the fast track for advancement to influential positions within the Southern Baptist denomination. This confirms what Alex Grecian stated about secret societies in an article he wrote for the Huffington Post. Speaking in general terms about secret societies, Grecian stated:
Below is the first video of two that I recorded from a YouTube video titled “Tea Talk With Dottie P. – Episode 1.” I made copies of the video because it has been my experience that videos like this frequently disappear from YouTube. If you wish to view the video on YouTube here is the link.
Paige Patterson does most of the talking – nothing unusual there!
In the second video (below) Patterson is asked whether W.A. Criswell or Herschel Hobbs were members of Dodeka. He responded that neither men were. Patterson is in error about Herschel Hobbs and while I cannot confirm whether W.A. Criswell was a member of Dodeka, based on his strong friendship with Herschel Hobbs it would not surprise me if W.A. Criswell was also a member.
David S. Dockery, in “The Life and Legacy of Herschel H. Hobbs (1907-1995)” wrote: [page 75 – top of right column]
At the 27:00 mark, a female seminary student asks Al Mohler about ‘Dodeka’. at the 30:00 mark, Mohler provides his response.
What did take place at those Dodeka meetings? It’s hard to say without the testimony of an actual member. One interesting thing my blog partner, Janna, found was the cryptic add below placed in the Louisville newspaper in 1959.
I really do not know what to make of the ad. David Hoy was at one time a student at Bob Jones University and Southern Seminary. After his schooling there he completely shed any vestiges of Christianity and became involved in the occult. Below is some information about Hoy.