In this video from the 2011 SBC Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Thom Rainer is asked a simple, straight-forward question about biblical criteria in selecting books that are sold at Lifeway stores.
Rainer won't answer the question. Instead, in a condescending manner he cites the questioner's previous attempts at contacting Lifeway, says the questions have already been answered, and moves on.
But obviously the questioner is not asking the question just to satisfy his own curiosity - he wants Thom Rainer to have to answer the question to ALL of the SBC attendees, and to answer it on the record.
But Rainer won't. Or Rainer can't.