Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Southern Baptists Elect a (Dangerous?) Moderate

Well, now! The Southern Baptist Convention elected the underdog outsider as its president yesterday in Greensboro, turning away the hand-picked candidate (and mega-church pastor from Arkansas) and another high-profile candidate who had hosted the second "Justice Sunday" event at his Nashville church.

Instead, they got the pastor of a small Baptist church in the upstate of South Carolina who said that "I believe in the word of God. I'm just not mad about it."

Thus putting his finger on the trend that many of us had noticed was carrying the Southern Baptists completely away from their old independent selves and into a wholly owned subsidiary of a very "mad about it" Republican Party.

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