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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 06:04 PM

Predatory, soul twisting: Southern Baptist leader slams Christians for supporting Roy Moore

On the same day more than 50 pastors signed a letter of support for U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore – who has been accused of pursuing sexual relationships with underage girls – a Southern Baptist leader spoke out.

Russell Moore (no relation to Roy), President of Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, said a religion that would support a man like Moore is “predatory” and “soul twisting.”

“A church that worships Jesus stands up for vulnerable women and girls,” Russell Moore wrote on his Twitter account. “A church that worships power sees them as expendable.”

He then blasted evangelicals for what he sees as standing on the side of violence and racism.

More:

http://deepsouthvoice.com/2017/11/13/southern-baptist-leader-slams-evangelicals-supporting-roy-moore/

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Reply Predatory, soul twisting: Southern Baptist leader slams Christians for supporting Roy Moore (Original post)
ashtonelijah Tuesday OP
Madam45for2923 Tuesday #1
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Oneironaut Tuesday #3
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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 06:11 PM

1. Great idea.

 

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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 06:12 PM

2. "There are girls and women in our churches, right now, wondering where they can turn as they are mol

 

"There are girls and women in our churches, right now, wondering where they can turn as they are molested by predators,” Russell Moore wrote. “I know Jesus’ answer. What about that of the church?”

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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 06:20 PM

3. Joseph was a pedophile who raped Mary! /s

Also, Jesus loved Capitalism, and was found with a naked little boy when he was arrested!

(I’ve been reading Free Republic. lol - Sorry if this is crude. Just trying to point out right wing hypocrisy).

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Response to Oneironaut (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 08:20 PM

6. Indeed, they reek of hypocrisy

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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 07:53 PM

4. Maybe he should talk to Pat Robertson

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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 08:17 PM

5. The right wing religionists get to enjoy it both ways

The right wing religionists get to enjoy it both ways.

They get to vote for Pedo Moore and their preachers get to look moral with their statements.

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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:13 PM

7. But acording to the GOP

he is not a "real" christian

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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:19 PM

8. Thank you for the post.

Not all Christians - not even all Baptists - are hypocritical right-wingers.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:30 PM

9. Russell Moore spoke out strongly about the "church elder"...

... in the Duggar case, whose statements to police indicate he was ordained and had worked as a chaplain (therefore a mandated reporter) failing in his duty to report.

He wouldn't comment on the case itself other than that -- a family had went to a mandated reporter for help, and that person, ordained by the SBC, had failed to report.

He discussed the need for churches to develop policies and procedures and training for everyone in youth work to know that even if they aren't ordained, churches are a safety net to help protect children and they must report anything to their superiors and if mandated reporters report according to state law even if that means not speaking with a higher up first -- the.entire point of certain employees being mandated is they are considered capable of making the report themselves if the law requires immediate reporting.

He also did address that churches didn't have the ability to wield the "sword of justice" that the Bible itself says the civil authorities have, and that same passage tells the innocent faithful not to fear such a sword. That the most a church can do is excommunication, which doesn't protect other children at the next church.

He's a good egg.

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Response to moriah (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:41 PM

10. Thanks.

I attend an SBC Church but gave up on the SBC leadership years ago. Maybe some day. Until then, I will comfort myself (as best I can) that mine is an at least relatively progressive congregation.

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