Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:30 PM
ck4829 (18,121 posts)
Richard Land (The Christian Right's 'ethicist') to face ethics panel over Trayvon Martin comments
Richard Land, a Southern Baptist leader who offended some blacks with his comments about the Trayvon Martin shooting case, now faces plagiarism allegations that will be the focus of an investigation launched by the church ethics panel that he leads.
Land, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, apologized for the remarks about the shooting in an April 16 letter to the convention’s president, Bryant Wright.
Land, on a recent episode of his radio show, called some black religious leaders “race hustlers” for stirring up interest in the case, in which an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer. Land also accused President Barack Obama of pouring “gasoline on the racialist fires” when the president said that if he had a son, he would look like Martin.
Land’s comments about the Martin case made waves nationally, in part because Southern Baptists, including Land, have been working diligently to reach out to minorities in recent years to broaden their appeal and make up for past sins. The group, the largest Protestant body in the nation, with 16 million members, has even considered taking “Southern” out of its name to distance itself from its former support of slavery and segregation.
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Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:51 PM
Bluenorthwest (45,319 posts)
3. Here's Land from last year...repeating some anti gay memes adored in right wing circles
"They're recruiting down in the grade school levels. They're recruiting people for homosexual clubs and it's really child abuse is what it is.
The alternative is not live and let live - it is the marginalization and the ostracizing of people of traditional faith. And it will be the full-blown paganization. You know, they have already started talking about polyamory and pedophilia. They're going to start talking now about lowering the age of consent - they are already starting to talk about it, saying who are we to deprive a child of his or her sexuality? And we’re going to end up like Greece and Rome. If this dam breaks, the tidal wave will be just an outright sexual paganization of society."
Like many hate mongers, Land has spent years foisting this slander, it is one that the haters are really fond of.
And like many hate mongers, if good people refuse to listen to the hate from day one, he'd not get all the way to what he's now spewing into the culture. His hate mongering is not new, not at all.