Thursday, June 15, 2017

Alt-Right, Alt-White, and Southern Baptists.

The Atlantic Reports,
Leaders from the Southern Baptist Convention were divided over a resolution affirming the denomination’s opposition to white supremacy and the alt-right during their annual meeting in Phoenix this week. On Tuesday, they initially declined to consider the proposal submitted by a prominent black pastor in Texas, Dwight McKissic, and only changed course after a significant backlash. The drama over the resolution revealed deep tension lines within a denomination that was explicitly founded to support slavery.
With 81% of Evangelical Christians supporting Trump, despite his toxic support from white-supremacists and Islamophobes, I don't think there is any surprise here. Racism is an open wound in this country.

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