Congratulation Pastor William Dwight McKissic Sr, On Taking A Step Toward Bridging The Gap In Race Relations In America!
Reader The Southern Baptist Convention was originally created to be a "Christian" denomination that supported racism and slavery. To this day they lag on racial issues, so this is a HUGE step, in my opinion. "The Southern Baptist Convention, once founded as a pro-slavery denomination that aligned itself with the Confederacy, voted Tuesday to condemn the Civil War battle flag of the South.
On Tuesday The Southern Baptist Convention urged Christians to stop displaying the Confederate battle flag, recognizing that it is perceived by many as a "symbol of hatred, bigotry and racism" that offends millions of people. The resolution, originally presented by Pastor William Dwight McKissic Sr., had stirred debate and led to at least one call to withdraw it.
The version presented to thousands of delegates to the denomination's annual meeting in St. Louis was less strongly worded. As stated the resolution was proposed by Pastor William Dwight McKissic Sr., a pastor in Arlington, Tex., who told The Washington Post before the vote Tuesday that he thought it imperative that the Southern Baptist Convention — the United States’ second-largest religious group, after only Catholicism — make a statement about the flag after the slayings in a church in Charleston, S.C., a year ago.
“You can’t take something that is contaminated and make it innocent. The final resolution said: “We call our brothers and sisters in Christ to discontinue the display of the Confederate battle flag as a sign of solidarity of the whole Body of Christ, including our African-American brothers and sisters.”
The denomination’s resolutions are not binding upon churches, but church insiders said nearly every Southern Baptist church abides by them."