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"It is a moral issue": Mississippi Baptist Convention on the Confederate flag (Original Post) Under The Radar Jun 2020 OP
AND now, flying pigs. Jamastiene Jun 2020 #1
The SBC was formed by So slaveholders separating from baptists in North over slavery bobbieinok Jun 2020 #4
Pigs are now flying indeed. Demsrule86 Jun 2020 #6
At 2017 national convention, SoBaptists fought over whether to condemn wh supremacy bobbieinok Jun 2020 #2
Considering SBC's support of the NRA and open carry in churches Under The Radar Jun 2020 #3
Until they kick out the racist congregations it's all talk. Lars39 Jun 2020 #5
Boy, you set up quite the impossible requirement don't you? nolabear Jun 2020 #7
I should have said preachers. Lars39 Jun 2020 #8
Oversight on Preachers? Under The Radar Jun 2020 #9
Yes, fish rots from the head down Lars39 Jun 2020 #10
I don't want to defend any religious org... Under The Radar Jun 2020 #11
Oversight from their convention, not government Lars39 Jun 2020 #12
They are elected and fired by their congregation Under The Radar Jun 2020 #13
Yes, which can be a huge problem also Lars39 Jun 2020 #14

Jamastiene

(38,187 posts)
1. AND now, flying pigs.
Fri Jun 26, 2020, 12:10 PM
Jun 2020

I never saw this one coming, but it is good change on at least one issue. So, that's great.

bobbieinok

(12,858 posts)
4. The SBC was formed by So slaveholders separating from baptists in North over slavery
Fri Jun 26, 2020, 01:02 PM
Jun 2020

It was a fight over Bible interpretation. The Southerners claimed the OT and NT passages mentioning slaves and slavery were to be interpreted literally that God approves slavery. The Northerners claimed that the passages did NOT literally mean God supports slavery

bobbieinok

(12,858 posts)
2. At 2017 national convention, SoBaptists fought over whether to condemn wh supremacy
Fri Jun 26, 2020, 12:18 PM
Jun 2020

It was quite vehement. A few super respected white leaders in the denomination had to come in and basically force a vote to condemn.

Their pitch?--extremely bad PR for the denomination if they didn't condemn!(Many SoBaptists flatout equate SBC with Christianity. So they heard 'bad PR for christianity )

And not condemning would damage their mission work around the world

There is an article in the June 2017 issue of the Atlantic about the battle and the perceived stakes

Under The Radar

(3,388 posts)
3. Considering SBC's support of the NRA and open carry in churches
Fri Jun 26, 2020, 12:26 PM
Jun 2020

I never once believed that a moral shift to the left was ever possible, especially in Mississippi

nolabear

(41,837 posts)
7. Boy, you set up quite the impossible requirement don't you?
Fri Jun 26, 2020, 01:07 PM
Jun 2020

They’re trying to move a little. Of course they’re moving from a horrid position but giving them something to move into rather than spitting on them might be worth considering.

Lars39

(26,081 posts)
8. I should have said preachers.
Fri Jun 26, 2020, 01:12 PM
Jun 2020

There is not much oversight at all over SoBapt preachers. Preaching hate from the pulpit has become the norm for way too many of them.

Under The Radar

(3,388 posts)
11. I don't want to defend any religious org...
Fri Jun 26, 2020, 01:38 PM
Jun 2020

...but due to the 1st amendment, these religious organizations are not regulated by the government as it should be.

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