The resolution calls for Southern Baptist churches to discontinue displaying the Confederate flag as a "sign of solidarity of the whole Body of Christ."
Weeks before the denomination’s annual meeting, a task force charged with helping Southern Baptists “own the problem” released
(Hat tip, Mediaite) In June, Luter was elected the first African-American president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the
The Southern Baptist Convention Elects Its First African-American President... Will He Push An Anti-Gay Agenda?
Rev. Luter may be unaware of how the Southern Baptist Convention, as a huge denomination within the anti-gay Christian right, may have actively recruited him during this election period to reach African-American voters and exploit black homophobia to unseat Obama.
As president, Luter would also help give voice to the SBC's often-conservative positions on public policy issues, such as
"If he runs, he'll get elected overwhelmingly. He may be unopposed," said Daniel Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist
By Bruce Nolan Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Even before the Southern Baptist Convention elected the Rev. Fred