Embroiled in a plagiarism scandal, the newly-elected Southern Baptist president, Ed Litton, has been taking a lot of heat for taking multiple sermons dating back as far as 2013 from the outgoing president, JD Greear, and presenting them to his congregation as his own.
Many have been asking the question: why won’t his church discipline him?
Now, it is clear why his church elders refuse to take action–it appears to be a churchwide scandal at Redemption Church, Saraland, Alabama. In a recently discovered sermon on Romans 12:1-2, you can see Ed’s co-pastor, Taylor Anderson, involved in the same sermon-stealing shenanigans as Litton himself as he lifts his sermon from JD Greear without attribution and preaches many points and phrases as his own.
Interestingly, however, this young pastor did a better job of rearranging Greear’s points to make it less blatant, and, as well, he did add a few extra points to give it some substance. Nonetheless, the parts he plagiarized are clear.