Skip to comments.Southern Baptists reprimand top official over Trayvon Martin remarks (Richard Land-loses radio show)
Posted on 06/01/2012 12:50:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The countrys largest evangelical Christian denomination on Friday announced it is reprimanding one of its top officials over comments he made regarding the Trayvon Martin case, pledging to cancel the officials national radio show.
The trustee committee of the Southern Baptist Conventions Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission announced two reprimands on Friday for Richard Land, who leads public policy efforts for the Southern Baptists, according to the official press arm.
The first reprimand was for remarks Land - one of the country's most powerful evangelical leaders - made about the Martin case. The second was because Land lifted some remarks from another source on his radio show without using attribution.
The commission will move to terminate Lands radio program, Richard Land Live! because of the controversy, the Baptist Press reported.
In March, Land spoke of African-American activists and the Rev. Al Sharpton as racial ambulance chasers in the Martin case, in which the 17-year-old was shot to death in Florida by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.
When there is violence its going to be Jesse Jacksons fault, Land said on his show, according to the Religion News Service. Its going to be Al Sharptons fault. Its going to be Louis Farrakhans fault, and to a certain degree its going to be President Obamas fault.
On Friday, the trustee executive committee said in a statement that Lands comments were very hurtful and offensive to the Trayvon Martin family and too many in the African-American community...
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“The problem with so many Baptists. They can not handle the truth.
Why don’t you take just one Baptist fishing?
He will drink all your beer.”
We can drink beer, just not enjoy it.
"The second was because Land lifted some remarks from another source on his radio show without using attribution."
So an apology for the plagiarism should have been sufficient and then Land should have stayed where he was? Seems to me there's more going on with Land than meets the eye and this is the public excuse. Otherwise, this wouldn't have been sufficient for them to remove him since they're not nearly so timid as people seem to think or they'd never have filed suit against the government over the HHS mandate. I think another shoe will drop before long with either the committee that did this being the real problem or there being a much bigger problem with Land.
Oh dear. Someone nobody ever heard of lost a crappy radio show nobody has ever heard of.
“Oh dear. Someone nobody ever heard of lost a crappy radio show nobody has ever heard of.”
From your post, you have missed the real issue. The announcer told the truth about Jackson and Sharpton and the rest of the Professional Race Baiters Assn. members, including Obama.
When the Southern Baptists go along with this race pandering, something is rotten in their leadership core beliefs. One must suspect cowardice and an unwillingness to refuse to join the black/Democrat efforts to lynch Zimmerman.
Don’t forget Obama wants an excuse to have large scale riots so he can impose martial law, suspend the election, ad nauseam.
If the Southern Baptist leadership is no better than the cowards on that “counsel”, Southern Baptists are in deep “Skittles”.
I thinks the AM thinks otherwise.
I think Sharpton was James Brown’s Road Manager after his white one died of a heart attack. I knew him, but can’t remember his name right now.....I can see him....he was NOT attractive.
Do you disagree with anything I said?
The FBI website shows that blacks kill whites at a rate 18 times the rate that whites kill blacks.
The same website shows that 93 percent of the 9000 blacks killed each year are by other blacks.
I’m tired of the Baptist Bashing as well. Thanks for standing up and speaking out!
If only we could everyone to vote like the Southern Baptists.
You made a bunch of unproven insult type attacks against America’s second largest church about hypocrisy, but we can measure hypocrisy by what the various denominations do in the voting booth, and Southern Baptists vote Christian/conservative by about 80% according to conservapedia.
Wow, your posting when it comes to anything God related, is not what most would call friendly.
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