Well, that's what observers said way back in the early 1980s when they began their quest to take over the SBC, a denomination that seemed uniquely resistant to being controlled by authoritarians.
And the denomination had a strong liberal wing, with thoughtful leaders pushing for Civil Rights and full inclusion of women.
(By the way, they don't like the word "denomination.")
All this goes a long way to help understand why so many SBC types support Trump. The end justifies the means. This is just the way Jesus gets stuff done. How the righteous are rewarded and the wicked punished.