Skip to comments.Baptist leader criticizes Trayvon Martin support [Richard Land]
Posted on 04/15/2012 12:57:40 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The head of the Southern Baptist Convention's public policy arm condemns the response of many black leaders to the Trayvon Martin case as "shameful." Some black pastors within the nation's largest Protestant denomination say Richard Land's comments are setting back an effort to broaden the faith's appeal beyond its traditional white, Southern base.
Land says he stands by his assertion that President Barack Obama "poured gasoline on the racialist fires" when he addressed Martin's slaying and that Obama, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton have used the case "to try to gin up the black vote for an African American president who is in deep, deep, deep trouble for re-election."(continued)
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Give the man some credit for having the courage of his convictions, he has skin in the game due to black church membership in the SBC.
How many other public figures who stand to face potential difficulties rather than gain from speaking out, have actually done so? I can’t think of another outside conservative political pundits, in either the religious or secular fields.
It needed saying.
“...setting back an effort to broaden the faith’s appeal beyond its traditional white, Southern base. <<
I wasn’t aware that Christ appealed only to southern whites.
My, the things you learn from the media.
Even the black female judge on sensationalist ratings-monger HLN network criticized Al Sharpton part in the Trayvon Martin incident. That’s gotta tell you something right there.
Doesn’t this pastor know it’s not politically correct to come right out and tell the truth?
Yes, it did need saying...too bad more “men of God” don’t stand up and speak the truth.
the image of the SBC as a denomination of old, angry white menI have the feeling that Jackson and Sharpton deserve the moniker angry as much as 'most any white man.