Word cannot express my anger after a quick perusal of this article. Please tell me this is satire.......
No, it isn't a joke, except for the fact that two jokes are promoting it! It isn't really surprising at all. Carter has been a long-time critic of those eeeeevil conservatives who "took over" the Southern Baptist Convention back in the late 70's-early 80's. Recently, he has stepped up his criticism of the SBC and evangelicals. His is a big supporter of the liberal Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, who boasts members like Tony Campolo, who said he would "join hands" with homosexuals and march on the SBC convention a few years ago. Campolo also believed God was basically cowering in a corner wringing His hands over hurricane Katrina, essentially powerless to do anything.
Let me also add that putting Clintoon into ANY religious discussion automatically lowers it to joke status. Carter is bad enough, but having Clintoon promoting something religious won't get it off the ground at all.
This whole "movement" is nothing new either. It is the same old, tired effort by "moderate" (read: LIBERAL) Baptist to regain some relevancy. They lost it years ago and haven't been able to make any strides whatsoever in gaining power back in Baptist circles.
It is bad enough that so called liberal Christianity has destroyed the historic Presbyterian, Methodist and Episcopal churches, now these two bumpkins with as much spiritual integrity as Osama want the Baptists to forget Biblical theology, integrity, evangelism and the center-piece of of Christianity, the examples of Jesus Himself. For them and Chavez,Jesus was just a pacifist, socialist and revolutionary with no spiritual standards. Clinton especially likes that one.
Why do I see an analogy to the Communist Party infiltration of the Catholic Church in Poland with the Democrats push for a "Christian angle" on their political party?
to counter what they called a negative image of Baptists and to address poverty, the environment and global conflicts.
They are going to bring the UN to a pulpit near you. - tom