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SBC Leader denounces death camp pastor

Timothy Kincaid

May 24th, 2012

From the website of Dr. Warren Throckmorton:

I asked Bob Stith, National Strategist for Gender Issues at the Southern Baptist Convention, for his reaction and he said Worley’s words were “a vile outburst” and said,

I think it is important to say in the strongest terms how disgusting and unchristian his comments are.

He added that the church is not in the Southern Baptist Convention.

I want to commend Stith on his response. I wish it were heard more broadly.

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Lucrece
May 24th, 2012 | LINK

The pastor’s congregation supports him, anyways. I’m more concerned about seeing those people on television publicly admit that gay people are worthy of death and need to be “scared straight”.

Gene in L.A.
May 24th, 2012 | LINK

It’s rather important to keep in mind that it’s only the words they find “vile.” They agree 100% with the anti-gay sentiment. They’re not our friends.

Ben In Oakland
May 24th, 2012 | LINK

Well, Stith happens.

Gerald
May 25th, 2012 | LINK

The SBC has a “National Strategist for Gender Issues”? A “strategist”? Really? I can only imagine what THAT job description looks like!

TampaZeke
May 25th, 2012 | LINK

I can assure you, had Providence Road Baptist Church been SBC affiliated, Stith would have either had no comment or he would have been much more gentle in his condemnation.

I can also point out from experience, having grown up the son of a Southern Baptist pastor in Mississippi during the civil rights/desegregation/voting rights movement of the 1960’s, the SBC HATES when pastors or members “make them look bad” by saying in PUBLIC forums the things that they were taught behind closed doors at church. Our church, and most if not all SBC’s, taught IN CHURCH that blacks were cursed to be subservient to whites and that god wanted the races to be segregated but members would get very upset when a member said so to the NATIONAL press. My whole family had a very different policy on race and racism in public than they did among friends, family and fellow church members.

I think we see the same phenomenon surrounding people’s views on gays and homophobia and that’s why we have such a Bradley effect every time marriage equality is polled.

Steve
May 25th, 2012 | LINK

When even the SBC – who were founded solely to defend and continue slavery, and who are otherwise rabidly anti-gay – denounces you, you know that you’ve done something wrong

Mike A
May 25th, 2012 | LINK

How does Stith explain the discrepancy between Worley’s Bible and the SBC’s Bible?

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