Wade Burleson, a Baptist minister and blogger from Enid, has been censured by the Southern Baptist Convention for his public disagreement with the congregational leadership.
According to a story in the Nov. 21 issue of the Oklahoma Gazette, Burleson was censured by the trustees of the congregation's International Mission Board because he has continued to criticize some of the trustees' actions.
Although a compromise was negotiated between Burleson and a three-member team from the IMB's executive committee, the deal fell apart when Burleson refused to apologize for his public dissent.
For now, Burleson told the Gazette, he intends to continue attending meetings of the IMB, even though he will have to pay his own way. He also intends to continue blogging.