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.
“Im Southern Baptist”