Southern Baptist of Texas Convention cracking down on member churches who continue to break PSM protocol.

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Southern Baptist of Texas Convention cracking down on member churches who continue to break PSM protocol.

March 31, 2021
Joshua Sharp, Baptist Standard

The SBTC sent out correspondence to its member churches reiterating that it will be cracking down on those churches that continue to break the PSM protocol (plays, skits, and musicals) that was released back in January.

SBTC executive director, Jim Richards said, “It has been brought to our attention that the music in certain plays, skits, and musicals are delivering a wrong and possibly hurtful message to not only our youth, but to our members. Some new manners of dancing and a throwback to tribalism in recreation can not be tolerated for Baptist youth. When we as churches stoop to such things as dancing and tribal rhythms, we are failing seriously in our duty.”

The PSM protocol, while it has been met with criticism by member churches, appears to be gaining steam. The correspondence encouraged churches to report and/or deny plays, skits, and musicals from the following list:

Dancing/Music Threat levels in parentheses
Called by Mark Burrows (7)
Church Clap (9)
The Hokey Pokey (6)
The Race is On (8)
Everything Skit (7)
The Tale of Three Trees (10)
It’s Cool in the Furnace (8)

Has the SBTC gone too far? Let us know!

Joshua Sharp is a writer and Bible teacher living in Waco. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Truett Theological Seminary.

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