Friday, June 16, 2017

Christian Leaders Refuse to Renounce White Nationalism at Southern Baptist Convention Meeting


A resolution condemning white supremacy and the growing white nationalist alt-right movement was initially rejected at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting this week, raising outrage from black members of the faith. The controversy illustrates the continued clash among evangelicals over President Donald Trump and the more radical, white nationalistic branch of his supporters. Dwight McKissic, a prominent African-American preacher, drafted the resolution. It called white nationalism a “toxic menace” to the country and called on the church to “reject the retrograde ideologies, xenophobic biases and racial bigotries of the so-called ‘Alt-Right’ that seek to subvert our government, destabilize society, and infect our political system.” The committee behind new resolutions decided not to move the proposal forward on Tuesday, the first day of the group’s 2017 meeting in Phoenix. Southern Baptist pastors from across the country gather annually to discuss their beliefs and practices.

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And then, the next day ... They reversed themselves

And then the next day

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