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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I’m Southern Baptist, & the national leadership has been trending liberal for a long time (ever read the Baptist Standard? horrifying!), but the way our church works is each local congregation is fairly independent. The ones I have involvement with in Houston are conservative.
Alcohol - I know only a handfull of Southern Baptists who do not drink alcohol at all, but all agree it is a sin to get drunk.
Smoking - frowned upon by all Southern Baptists I know.
Dancing - the churches I am involved with have dances, sometimes even on church property.
Interrupting the sermon with an amen - this is appreciated by the pastors & teachers, trust me. It’s part of our tradition.
Handling the truth - God’s Word is the truth, & the Southern Baptist preachers & teachers I know handle it rightly.
Forcing our ideals on everyone else - if by that you mean voting for conservatives who will hopefully enact conservative policies, then yes we sure do. I don’t know any Southern Baptists who advocate for the return of Prohibition, in fact I know a few Libertarian ones who would like us to legalize some drugs that are currently illegal.
Hypocrisy - every time I do not live up to the high ideals set by the example of Jesus Christ, I am being a hypocrite, so that would be every minute of every day.
Perhaps because he is from my denomination, I notice Land on some of the Sunday morning political shows every now & then, & I think he often does a decent job articulating conservative beliefs.
You do understand that that was written for him, don’t you?
Very true, and point well taken.
However, it's alarming to me how many people who most definetly know better, and especially people of faith, fall victim to and embrace political correctness.
I do not believe that anyone who has the Holy Ghost can stray that far from the truth. Fascism and lies are anathema to Christianity. So is a keen sense of justice and fairness.
It just makes me wonder.
Maybe. Maybe not. But he agreed to its release...
Black SBC head named to be all cozy
what did they expect
silly crackers are so nauseating
I think I understand now, Mormons good, the Christians/Southern Baptists most likely to stand up to them, evil. John D has a lot of posts along these lines.
EACH QUOTE IS FROM A DIFFERENT POST, AND THERE ARE MANY MORE.
“Attending church does not mean you are a practicing Mormon. There are many Baptists down here in GA who attend church but they do not follow all their rules. Way too many liquor stores that are doing well not to have any of those Baptists frequenting them.”
“The Mitt haters hate him because he is Mormon. They know nothing about Mormons or their religion. They are just so ignorant that they have to depend on their Baptist preachers to tell them who to vote for, or in this case who to oppose.”
“That and the bible thumpers also do not understand what it means to be a Mormon. They believe if you ain’t Baptist you ain’t Christian.”
“Be careful, these Mitt haters do not want to see facts. They know he is a Mormon, and their preachers have told them that is all they need to know.”
“MOST Romney haters are one issue voters, anti-abortion. They are not concerned about national security or the economy. Mitt has done very well in private life, and he saved the Olympics. He may not be as anti-abortion as the bible thumpers would like but he would be a very good choice.”
“Understanding what the Bible says is very subjective. One person may take what it says completely different from another. My problem with many of the bible thumping Baptists is that they only see one way of interpreting it and if you do not see it the way they do you ain’t a Christian.”
“We may have many bigoted bible thumpers down here but we have many intelligent pro Americans also. Romney is the best choice for McCain.”
“Picking Romney will help in ALL parts of America. The only areas where it will hurt are in the bible thumping bigoted areas, and they will go McCain anyway.”
“I am sure the millions of conservatives he attracts will far out weigh the few bigoted bible thumpers who feel like you.”
“Mitt would be his best choice. He is about the only reason I could EVER vote for McCain.”
“There is a difference between dingy harry and Mitt. Mitt is a practicing Mormon. The type who have very high morals, and the dingy harry type who do not practice and have no morals.”
“If they were mooslime the CPS would have overlooked the whole thing. CPS is going after them because they are Mormon.”
Ted Baxter has been pro-Crump and pro-Trayvon's parents all along and has always garbled the known facts in the case. Sean Hannity at first was interviewing on his TV show some friends of Zimmerman who were giving the other side, but he seems to have shut up or lost interest. Maybe Greta is still willing to be even-handed. Tonight it seemed that all she wanted to cover was the Wisconsin vote (she is from Wisconsin)--I didn't watch it all so I don't know if she spent any time on today's developments.
I think says all you need to know...on that freeper
A 1998 class.....hard to figure......but just gleaned that straight away
SBC here too.......but not chauvinistic about it really....a few other Prod sects i like.....PCA.....SOUTHERN COC.....MOSYNOD.....SM.....ASSEMBLY OF GOD.....PRIMITIVE BAPTIST
i am a bad man but i attend a fine conservative praise oriented SBC church headed by a culture warrior pastor who preaches soul nourishment and takes the battle to progressives unflinchingly
Using the hypocrisy angle is the oldest tool in the book to attack scripture based literal protestant faiths....as though imperfection of the congregation disproves the word of God....there is a lost irony there
IS there anything to disagree with in any of those posts?
As post 67 proves, you are a Mormon and a romneybot warring against conservative Christians and Christianity.
The entire left, the media, and the Mormon cult all see Southern Baptists as their mortal enemy.
Too bad your hypocritical Lutheran church declares that Mormons are not Christians, I wonder if you know that?
I wonder why you spend so much time posting as an anti-Christian Mormon and so little as a pro-Christian “Lutheran”?
The fact that you would claim not to be anti-Baptist on this thread shows your mental state.
The fact that you claim to be some last minute Romney supporter shows the level of your honesty.
“”To: Sir Francis Dashwood
McCain wants more amnesty for illegals, Julie-Annie wants to give them welfare and Hickabee wants to give both.
And Paul wants to give the country to the terrorists.
Romney is the ONLY option.
14 posted on Sat Jan 26 2008 08:55:13 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) by John D””
Yeah, you are Mormon, even going against the Lutheran church to defend and disguise Mormonism, and calling Christian churches anti-Christian for recognizing that Mormonism is not Christian.
The Mormon cult was founded to be an anti-Christian religion, Mormonism is anti-Christian, Baptists and Lutherans are dedicated Christians.
You were backing Bishop Romney in 2008, and you support him today.
Lutherans attack Mormons as not being Christian, and Mormons attack all Christian churches, it is why the cult was created.
Next to the sex and money aspects of Mormonism, it was founded to destroy and replace Christianity in America, the Lutheran church included.
You go against the Lutheran/Southern Baptist Christians and choose to defend Mormonism over Christianity.
You have supported Romney in every election cycle, both 2008 and 2012.
Romney even replaced Giuliani for you.
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