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Tue Jun 8, 2021, 10:10 PM

Evangelical Denomination Paying the Price for Getting Too Cozy with Right Wingers

https://signalpress.blogspot.com/2021/06/evangelical-denomination-experiencing.html

The Southern Baptist Convention has seen more than a million of the members of its churches leave since 2016, with increasing departures in 2019 and 2020. Their theology and doctrine and the practice of the faith is incompatible with Trump's immorality, lying and character.

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 10:15 PM

1. Actually it's sad. These ppl have to have some authority figure in their lives. They went from the

Local preacher to devil con man. Possibly if their leadership had done more tangible things to hold their flock together..but no. Problem is, we’re all paying the price

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Response to PortTack (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 10:24 PM

2. I took this to mean the opposite. That they are leaving the Southern Baptists because the Southern

Baptists became too bat-shit right wing. That they are more moderate than the church has become.

That seems like a good thing to me.

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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 02:42 PM

8. +1 Apparently some evangelicals didn't want to become evilgelicals.

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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 10:27 AM

10. :) Yes. RW politics has corrupted their religion. Big time.

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 10:31 PM

3. ..." with increasing departures in 2019 and 2020.." because to still espouse him 2019-20 when

everyone by then knew what his character was, there were no excuses left to truly try to reconcile that with their religious doctrine

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 11:54 PM

4. " NO PITY WHAT SO EVER " . DON'T LIKE EVANGELIST CRAP !! I NOT ANTI-RELIGION

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 11:55 PM

5. Maybe they finally decided it's time to grow up. N/t.

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Response to Gaugamela (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 02:43 PM

9. I wouldn't go that far.

But it seems they do have their limits.

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 12:06 AM

6. Southern Baptists have always been nuts.

Every year some ditwit "minister" or "church leader" would mouth off.

Slamming all Jews.

"No girlz alowed!"

Their obsession with the "Endtimes."

Their crazy belief only fundy protestants deserved 1rst Amendment protection, all other faiths be damned.

"Moral Stalwarts" that were crooks and perverts.

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:44 PM

7. The Southern Baptist convention meets next week

and there may be some fireworks over how the exec committee handled the sexual abuse revelations given to them when the Houston Chronicle published their expose. I'm kind of scratching my head over why they want to rescind a resolution they passed two years ago declaring CRT/I incompatible with their doctrinal statement. That's kind of upside down. And apparently there's a financial plan being presented which is full of ways to hide the information from view.

The result has never been good when churches or denominations start depending on politics and political parties to accomplish their goals.

https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/russell-moores-cri-de-coeur-should

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