Southern Baptists Adopt Controversial Resolution on IsraelJune 16, 2016
The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) held its annual meeting this week in St. Louis, which garnered lots of attention since the SBC is the largest Protestant denomination in the country. For better or for worse, that size means media outlets often use them to often define U.S. Christianity.
The dominant story out of the meeting is that the SBC messengers passed a resolution criticizing the flying of the Confederate Battle Flag. The resolution sparked some intense disagreement during the floor debate. It's good to see the SBC taking a stand against modern racism (and perhaps become a bit less Southern). But let's not get too carried away in praising them as it is 2016! The Christian satirical website Babylon Bee captured the resolution well: "Southern Baptist Convention Votes to Formally Admit Defeat in Civil War."