Southeastern Seminary announces departure from X


WAKE FOREST, N.C. — Due to recent policy changes on X (formerly Twitter) allowing explicit content, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, The College at Southeastern, and President Danny Akin will be deactivating their accounts on X on Friday, June 7. In the following response, Akin explains his and the institution’s reasons for leaving the platform.

X recently announced that users would be allowed to share consensual adult content on the platform. I was saddened but not surprised by this announcement. It should not surprise us when the world acts according to the world’s sinful system, but that does not mean that Christians should participate or stand by.

Having learned about this announcement, I plan to disassociate myself from the ungodly and offensive content on X and will be deactivating my personal account tomorrow. Southeastern’s cabinet has also made the decision to deactivate Southeastern’s institutional accounts on X tomorrow, including @SEBTS, @collegese, and other Southeastern-affiliated accounts.

At Southeastern, we remain committed to God’s word and the Great Commission and oppose practices that are antithetical to his word and mission, including the production, use, and distribution of pornographic material. Southeastern and its faculty joyfully teach in accordance with and not contrary to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 and the Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, which affirm what we believe to be biblical beliefs and practices involving human sexuality, gender, and marriage.

— President Danny Akin