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Focused on mission, Southern Baptists say

Event not seen as place to solve issues

By Francisca Jones

This article was published June 11, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines called last month for Southern Baptists to pray for unity in the 21 days leading up to their annual gathering.

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BOLTAR says... June 11, 2018 at 9:03 a.m.

Nothing fails like prayer, so pray away, misogynists, bigots, and racists. Far away.

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3WorldState1 says... June 11, 2018 at 9:52 a.m.

The trend will continue.

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JakeTidmore says... June 11, 2018 at 9:53 a.m.

One paragraph is very telling:
"We're much more focused on trying to extend God's kingdom and God's love right here in Arkansas across racial lines and income lines," McCallum said.
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Supposedly God's kingdom extends everywhere and ignores race and income. Reading between the lines of McCallum's statement, he is saying that God's kingdom has been a gated community with restrictions, fears, and faith "profiling".
What should have been, never was; what needs to change won't necessarily happen. Baptists remain leery of others - color, faith, politics, etc. They prefer open carry over open doors and open arms.

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Delta2 says... June 11, 2018 at 10:32 a.m.

I ran out of Baptist jokes yesterday, so it's time for someone else to step up with some new material.

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GeneralMac says... June 11, 2018 at 11:29 a.m.

Of coarse gays believe.........." there is no right or wrong"....." if it feels good, do it"

They have to keep telling themselves that so it numbs their conscience .

Soon those practicing incest and beastiality will be proclaiming the same.

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mrcharles says... June 11, 2018 at 11:58 a.m.

James Petigru Boyce and John A. Broadus were founding faculty members of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; they were also slaveowners who served as chaplains in the Confederate army. Basil Manly, Sr., served as the founding chair of the board of trustees at Southern Seminary. This same man owned forty slaves and flogged at least one of them as punishment. Manly declared that, when it came to his right to buy and to sell African Americans, “I had no more doubt or compunction than in pocketing the price of a horse or anything else that belonged to me.” Manly’s son and namesake drafted the Abstract of Principles that every professor still signs when elected to the faculty of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

In 1860, a Southern Baptist pastor from Virginia, Thornton Stringfellow, defended the institution of forced enslavement of millions of African men and women in Cotton Is King, and Pro-Slavery Arguments, with the full force of scripture: “Jesus Christ has not abolished slavery by a prohibitory command. … Under the gospel, [slavery] has brought within the range of gospel influence, millions of Ham's descendant's among ourselves, who but for this institution, would have sunk down to eternal ruin.”

Now who can trust these baptist , evil then, ??? so now has their god changed or how do we know they have changed???. Yet they hate influence in politics.

yet in their defense basically their version of the ancient book basically supported slavery. Now I know some modern thinking and/or liberal thinkers try to soften this jesus and/or his father/boss institution, but the haters are right, slavery is supported in the bibe, which explains many of their positions against civilization, humanity and good morals.

All you have to do is search some of the vile statements of Arkansas's own Rev Floyd to see that their leaders are still unworthy of good humanity.

I heard chis hitchens prayed once.

Would jesus approve the west little rock giant Babylonian type deity temple .

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GeneralMac says... June 11, 2018 at 12:23 p.m.

why would Jesus be offended by a ..DISPLAY....of the 10 Commandments?

Jesus specifically went over all 10 in his teachings.

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BOLTAR says... June 11, 2018 at 12:40 p.m.

Which commandment says, Thou shalt not enslave? If that commandment was omitted in favor of resting on the Sabbath and in support of prohibiting the manufacture of idols, the priorities are morally bankrupt, and those who consider these commandments as worthy of monuments are ridiculous.

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hah406 says... June 11, 2018 at 1:07 p.m.

My conscience is completely clear Mac. Born This Way! Bigots and homophobes like you and those folks in the SBC are what nearly drove me to suicide as a teenager. The great thing is my personality, my character, and my morals are so much stronger than yours will ever be, you can't hurt me. Hell, you can't even touch me from the gutter you live in.

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Delta2 says... June 11, 2018 at 1:12 p.m.

hah, don't call Harrison a gutter. That's an insult to gutters everywhere.

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