Baptists Who Didn't Have The Fortitude To Denounce The Alt-Right Will Reconsider A Vote To Do So!
Reader my old Pastor Hart Ramsey once said that "racism is the church's baby. I too find it disgusting that they would not affirm their Black congregation's humanity, liberty, and dignity, but still, accept their charity (tithes and offerings).
Leaders from the Southern Baptist Convention were divided over a resolution affirming the denomination’s opposition to white supremacy and the alt-right during their annual meeting in Phoenix this week.
On Tuesday, they initially declined to consider the proposal submitted by a prominent black pastor in Texas, Dwight McKissic, and only changed course after a significant backlash. The drama over the resolution revealed deep tension lines within a denomination that were explicitly founded to support slavery.
Baptists who didn't have the fortitude to denounce the Alt-Right will now reconsider a vote to do so. Institutional racism is hard to ferret out. Pray for Southern Baptists to affirm what God loves and hate what God hates. It says a lot about a religious denomination when 81% of them voted for Donald Trump, and they can't even come to an agreement that the Alt-Right and White Supremacy are wrong unless the wording of their resolution is so watered down that it means almost nothing. And people wonder why racism is so widespread in America among people who consider themselves good Christians.