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Saturday, June 18, 2016

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: White Southern Baptists To Stop Displaying Confederate Flags At Churches


I don't think I've ever said 
"Better Late Than Never" 
and meant it as much as I do right now

Churches are supposed to lead in righteousness, not follow along 1000 years after the fact kicking and screaming 7.5 years into a black president (rant complete) 


"As I’ve said before, the Cross and the Confederate flag cannot co-exist without one setting the other on fire. Today, messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention, including many white Anglo southerners, decided the cross was more important than the flag. They decided our African-American brothers and sisters are more important than family heritage. We decided that we are defined not by a Lost Cause but by amazing grace. Let’s pray for wisdom, work for justice, love our neighbors.
And let’s take down that flag.


Four years ago, the convention elected Fred Luter, the first black president in its 171-year history, who served for two years. It was only in 1995 that the convention adopted a resolution apologizing for condoning slavery and racism in its past. "
http://www.theatlantic.com/news/archive/2016/06/baptist-confederate-flags/487175/

In case you forgot, or never knew, former President Jimmy Carter left the Southern Baptist Convention in 2000 after 70 years of active service over a number of issues, not the least of which was the second class status of women within the church.

He said that the abuse of women and girls is one of the most serious human rights violations in the world, and I agree. I believe this is true in every single, demographic I've heard of so far. 

Snippet of 16 year old Oprah Interview Herehttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jimmy-carter-human-rights_us_56de0ceae4b0000de4059edb