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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 10:45 AM

The SBC has bad, sexist theology. Of course bad culture follows.

"I mention [the Rev. Fleming Rutledge] as a way of introducing the the latest controversy inside the Southern Baptist Convention. Internal letters and secret recordings leaked in recent days suggest that the nationís largest (though dwindling) Protestant denomination has not come to grips with the problem of sexually predatory pastors.

That failing cannot be separated, it seems to me, from the theological sexism at the top of the SBC. When the convention holds its annual meeting this week, a key bit of business will be the reaffirmation of a doctrine euphemistically called complementarianism. It holds that even so great a preacher as Fleming Rutledge is an abomination on account of the fact that Fleming Rutledge is a woman."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/06/11/sbc-has-bad-sexist-theology-course-bad-culture-follows/

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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 10:52 AM

1. Former President Jimmy Carter left them in 2000.

"They decided, or ordained, several things that were contrary to my basic beliefs in Christ," President Carter tells Oprah in their Super Soul Sunday interview. "One of them was that women are inferior to men and don't have a role to play in a leadership position in the Southern Baptist Convention. So now women are forbidden to be a pastor, or a chaplain in the military or a deacon in a church. So Rosalynn and I decided just to withdraw from the Southern Baptist Convention."

Read more: https://www.oprah.com/own-super-soul-sunday/jimmy-carter-on-leaving-the-southern-baptist-convention-video#ixzz6xaOv5hB4

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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 10:59 AM

2. Well, founding an entire cult on the idea...

that slavery was a good idea kinda gave them a rocky start.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 11:24 AM

3. This

That it became one of the biggest denominations in the US certainly says something about our willingness to accept institutional racism.

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