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Pastor Kevin Smith Calls out Trump 'Political Whores'
"You've got a, you've got a Southern Baptist convention leader. Oh, this is crazy. I mean crazy. Did you popcorn outfit? A Southern Baptist convention leader is now accusing all of you Trump supporters of basically whoring yourselves out. This is the quote from a major Southern Baptist leader who says Southern Baptist bent over and were whores for Trump. Way to pastor said that? Yeah, some guy named Kevin Smith and African American leader up in, I believe, Maryland. And this guy, former state convention executive, and he was speaking at some sort of a religious gathering, and he said Southern Baptist lost their minds when Barack Obama was elected and that some Southern Baptist bent over and became political horrors over Donald Trump. It's crazy. That's disgusting.
"southern baptist" Discussed on WTOP
"Of Redding is less than 30% contained Resident Sherman Lee says it's a tough fight There's two over 2000 lots in ranch to him but a lot of them can't be developed So they're just covered in brush The fuel is there Southern Baptists have elected a new leader while confronting shocking allegations that were kept hidden for decades In the 1980s at age 12 David Pittman says the music minister at his Southern Baptist church in Georgia raped him repeatedly You name it it occurred I froze He says Frankie Wiley sexually abused him until he was 15 More than two decades later Pittman reported Wiley to police but the statute of limitations had expired so he says he then told numerous church leaders I was told unceremoniously be quiet go away There's nothing we can do for you But we would like to pray for you CBS's Nikki batiste rural Texas pastor Bart barber was elected president after a tense campaign Former Atlanta mayor and rising democratic star Keisha Lance bottoms is joining the bush of the Biden administration as director of The White House office of public engagement It's a senior position in The White House She will get to work in a few weeks helping to develop strategy and then working to convince democratic strategists and progressives to support it This is CBS News Take a clean commute So you each time you use the app to commute the original dot com to learn for cash up to $600 a year There's still time for business owners to claim their.
The Misinterpretation of Romans 13 With Rick Boyer
"What else do you say in the book, Rick? Talking let me give you just one example of how this improper misinterpretation of Romans 13 affects us. Back in 2013 or 2014, just before the Supreme Court's obergefell decision that purported to mandate gay marriage all across the country. You had a rogue federal judge in Alabama who ordered Alabama judges to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. While chief justice Roy Moore, at the time, was chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. And he said, no, he said the Alabama constitution defines marriage as one man and one woman. This is God's standard. This is the Alabama constitution standard. There's nothing in the federal constitution that would overturn this, and this rogue federal judge has no authority. You must issue marriage licenses only to heterosexual couples. Well, Russell Moore, no relation, who at the time was the head of the ethics and religious liberty commission for the Southern Baptist convention. He wrote a terrible piece demanding that if Christian leaders, Christian politicians, Christian judges can not enforce whatever they're told to enforce because of their convictions that they must resign and protest and just protest quietly as a citizen. Well, he'd forgot to tell Daniel this. When king Darius said, you can not pray to any God or man, but me for 30 days, Daniel didn't resign his position as the chief man in the kingdom, the number one of the three presidents underneath of Darius, in order to in order to retire to his closet or his church and keep his faith to himself while 6 days a week. He opened his window towards Jerusalem the same place he always did where he knew the people who were trying to trap him would see him do it. This was civil disobedience. It was protest. It was, again, a declaration that God is God and Caesar is number two. You look at Daniel's three Friends. Everybody else is bowing on the plane of dura to the statue to the golden statue. Daniel's three Friends didn't resign their positions. They didn't have some peaceful protests in their home or their church. They stood there on the plane of dura in front of the king in front of all the kings leaders in front of the whole nation, civilly disobeying and saying, we will not bow.
Tom Ascol: The Next President of the Southern Baptist Convention?
"I'm talking to my friend Tom aspel, ASC OL. Look it up. Tom, ask AS COL, he was the senior pastor of grace baptist church for 30 6 years. He's the president of founders ministry and the institute of public theology, candidate for president of the Southern Baptist convention. The vote is next week. So Tom askell, people need to get to Anaheim and need to vote. And I'm begging you folks. Take this seriously if you know somebody who can be there and he's thinking, oh, I don't know if I want to go. This is a big deal. This is the Southern Baptist convention. I mean, how many people are involved in Southern Baptist churches? How many people does this affect? Could you repeat that? How many people in the whole Southern Baptist convention, roughly how many are there? How many people are affected by the leadership? You're running to lead the Southern Baptist convention. Yeah, so there's 47,000 churches over 14 million members in those churches. What say it again? 40 7000 churches. 14 million members. Okay, ladies and gentlemen, we should have said this up front. This is huge. 47 thousand churches. Right. 14 million members. Yeah, let me draw it out for you. It affects far more than southern badness because our 6 seminaries educate one third of all the evangelical seminary students in America. So if you're in an evangelical church, it is likely that over the next 30 years, you're going to be directly influenced by southern Baptists or Southern Baptist trained minister who got his training at a southern institution. We also have the largest missionary sending force in the world and what happens in the SBC affects far more than the SBC. It affects other evangelical groups and churches in North America. And more than that, it affects the work of the gospel around the world, because we export what we have here. And if we're not healthy here, it's not going to be healthy wherever we export our Christianity. And that's how you
"southern baptist" Discussed on Fresh Air
"If it will alienate members of Southern Baptist churches, and if it will decrease their fundraising efforts, you know, in just the last few years we've seen, including in the guidepost report from last week, we've seen SBC leaders saying, you know, this abuses a distraction from evangelism. And we need to quote, preserve the base, even if it's if it means stepping away from initiatives on abuse or elevating survivors voices. And time and time again, that was something that was cited by SBC leaders. They didn't want to expose the SBC to liability and lawsuits. They didn't want to damage the reputation of the SBC that anything and everything became a distraction from evangelism. And I think it does kind of speak to this broader issue at the core of this report, which is that this denomination had spent so many years. I mean, decades at war with a whole host of perceived enemies to the point that it was very easy actually for a handful of SBC leaders to just say, you know, this person doesn't understand our convention or they just want money and this is going to hurt our bottom line and therefore trust our legal advice when we tell you that this is not feasible. And that's a key finding in that report and one that I think does again speak to this broader failure of accountability that is supposed to be baked into the SBC system. Robert, let's talk about your own reporting with a team of reporters from the Houston chronicle and the San Antonio express news. One of the things your team did was set up a confidential tip line where survivors of abuse could report their story. And that it was your call to try to track them down or not, and they're called, I suppose to decide whether to talk with you. So when you were first getting those calls, how did you separate the kind of crank calls from the real survivors? How did you fact check the stories? I don't think we really got that many crank calls. I think within the first few weeks, we had 500 plus people just reaching out to us alone. We reached out to the national sexual assault hotline. I think they said something, there's like a 10% jump in calls in the immediate aftermath of our report. Again, we can't say directly. That's because of that report, but the number of people who reached out to us and said, you know, this happened to me and I had always just assumed that I was a misnomer that this was a Catholic problem and that I was an anomaly. And now I feel empowered to come forward. I mean, that was, I mean, even until this morning, I'm still getting people reaching out to me saying that. And that's been a constant refrain for years now. Now as far as the fact checking thing, we did obviously look at all of the reports that we got and tried our best to get it in touch with as many people as we could, but unfortunately at a certain at a certain point we kind of just had to make the decision as a team to not just not stop.
"southern baptist" Discussed on Fresh Air
"The podcast rough translation on our new season. We're telling stories about the cultures of work. The 9 to 5. It's a myth and rest around the world. I came into this totally prepared to defend my American productivity. At work, the new season of the NPR podcast rough translation. Let's get back to my interview with Robert downham, a reporter for the Houston chronicle. He was one of the lead reporters on a series of articles published in 2019, titled abuse of faith, investigating allegations of sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist church. That series led the Southern Baptist convention to commission an independent investigation. That investigation led to a report released just over a week ago that confirmed widespread sexual abuse and attempts to cover it up and discredit survivors who came forward. Now that this abuse has been documented and not only in the investigative articles, that you are part of, but also in this independent investigation that was just released. What reforms are these revelations leading to? So the guideposts report included a bunch of reforms among them and I think probably the most important is this idea of the database, this central mechanism through which churches can track people and can privately say this person was accused of misconduct that may not have risen to the level of criminality, but we feel that it should be documented somewhere in case there is a pattern of this. And I think that's been, you know, that's something that survivors have been fighting for for almost two decades now. The SPC declined to implement that in 2008 because of local church autonomy. But as we've seen through this guidepost report, this report from last week, even the people who were behind the decision to kill that reform in 2008 were privately saying that it could be actually very practical for stopping predators. And so I think that's going to be a big focal point. There are other conversations about a fund to help survivors with therapy with all of the costs that come with that type of trauma that I think a lot of people really don't understand. And I think those are going to be the two reforms that are really at the center of the SBC's meeting two weeks from now. Do you know if the SBC is worried about what this will mean for the SBC's reputation?.
"southern baptist" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Can you say a little bit more about the Southern Baptist conventions own justification for the lack of oversight within the church and the lack of a larger structure, the lack of bookkeeping of how ministers were ordained or where they were ordained. You know, what is described by the church as church or autonomy. Right. And I think that that does again speak to this idea of the Southern Baptist convention is exactly that a convention of churches that convene for a few days a year and make and pool together resources and what have you for the things that they finance. But this broader idea of autonomy has been used as a shield from a lot of reforms. Southern Baptist leaders namely the ones named often in last week's report, they routinely had held out this idea of local church autonomy as a reason that they couldn't implement reforms. They would tell us and they told us in 2019, we don't have the power to force churches to report abuses to essential registry to consult a registry when doing hiring decisions. But at the same time, they did have the power to oust churches that had female pastors or were affirming of homosexuality. Up until our report in 2019, those were two of them among the few things that could get you booted from the SBC, having a convicted sex offender on staff was not one of them. And so, you know, we've been pressing SPC leaders on this for years now. And routinely, they've held out this idea of local church autonomy as a huge hurdle to any abuse reforms. Now, what we found out in this report last week was at the same time that they were holding out that idea. They were actually saying behind the scenes that a lot of the reforms being requested were actually compatible and practical. And could help track predators in their denomination. But that's not what they were saying publicly. Let's talk about some of the survivors of the sexual abuse. What was the age range and the gender that you've learned about through the report that was issued by the independent group, commissioned to do this investigation and through your own reporting? So we haven't had time to analyze the full 200 page database, quote unquote, that was made public last week, we haven't had time to analyze it with that specificity. But in our own reporting, I mean, we found 700 victims and nearly all of them were children, I believe, the youngest were three and there were a handful of people who filed lawsuits about pastoral abuse and counseling abuse, but overwhelmingly it was children and it was a lot. It was really mixed as far as boys versus girls, but there were a few things that we really did hone in on in that first series. And one of those was that of the 400 credibly accused people we had found, at least a hundred of them were in some sort of youth role, whether as a youth minister, youth past or what have you. And what we found is that the lack of training and oversight that often is required in those positions combined with the ability to use social media and cell phones and all these other things to kind of start grooming congregants at an early age..
"southern baptist" Discussed on Fresh Air
"And so for so long that their legal advice was, I think, in many ways, kind of treated as gospel truth and went unchallenged despite years of warnings from survivors saying that such mechanisms were desperately needed. Survivors of sexual abuse who came forward alleging abuse were silenced, they were told to just forgive or that they were doing the devil's work. They were disparaged. Can you talk a little bit about their reaction that people who came forward got from the church? Sure. So many, many of the survivors that we have spoken to over the years have routinely told us that while the physical assault that they endured was traumatizing, the far more damaging part was when they came forward to people that they assumed would be on their side and would be proactive in trying to get their users out of ministry. And they were accused of a whole host of things. I mean, from being called an evildoer to a satanic distraction from evangelism to in 2008, Christa Brown, a very prominent survivor who had been arguably among the most outspoken advocates for reforms. I mean, she was literally called as reprehensible as a sex criminal by a top leader of the Southern Baptist convention. And that was sent to another survivor in 2008 and those comments were publicized, and they went unchallenged. And what we see in this report really corroborates with survivors have been saying for years, which was that Southern Baptist leaders were at best not taking the crisis seriously at worst, actively misleading their own churches about it. As a means of protecting the SBC from lawsuits. So as far as reactions go, you know, it really does run the gamut, but the reactions detailed in that report really do speak to the broader culture of, I guess, opposition to outside voices and those who are seeking help. This secret list of abusers within the Southern Baptist church existed at the same time church leaders were saying, it's impossible to keep track of accusations and offenders because of the structure of the Southern Baptist convention..
"southern baptist" Discussed on Fresh Air
"This is fresh air. I'm Terry gross, a sexual abuse scandal has shaken up the Southern Baptist church. A report issued just over a week ago, confirmed that survivors who came forward alleging they were sexually abused by church leaders, ministers, workers, and volunteers, were ignored or silenced by church leadership, and often disparaged. Meanwhile, the church kept a secret list of over 700 offenders. The list was even kept secret from most of the church's leaders. This new report was commissioned by the Southern Baptist convention in response to a series of articles investigating widespread sexual abuse in the church. The serious titled abuse of faith was published in 2019 after a 6 month investigation by a team of reporters from the Houston chronicle and the San Antonio express news. A team headed by John tedesco and my guest, Robert downen, a reporter for the Houston chronicle. The reporters found that hundreds of Southern Baptist convention church leaders and volunteers had been criminally charged with sex crimes since 2000. The series also detailed numerous incidents in which denominational leaders mishandled ignored or concealed warnings that Southern Baptist churches were being targeted by predators. Robert down and welcome to fresh air and congratulations on your reporting. Let's start with the finding of the independent report commissioned by the Southern Baptist convention, the report that was the result of your investigative series along with a team of reporters. So there was a secret list that was compiled for the church, dating back to 2007. Would you describe this secret list of abusers that was kept by the church? So this was a list that was commissioned at the behest of a top SVC leader. And one of their longtime lawyers, and basically what it did is it compiled Google alerts and other news stories about criminal charges and since 2007 that list had grown to more than 700 names. Most of them were confirmed as Southern Baptist affiliated and a handful of them at the time of the report last week. We're still working in churches, including in other denominations. Well, what was the point of the list if so many people on it were still working in churches? We still don't have exact rationale for why it was being kept other than that it was being kept by the same people who were pushing back on those exact reforms publicly. So what kind of people were on this list? Ministers, church leaders, it includes everyone from church volunteers to ministers to pastors, anyone who is credibly accused of sex offenses and that includes mostly criminal charges, but a handful of concessions or civil suits with credible settlements attached to them. And we found in our analysis, at least 75 of those 700 had worked in Texas, which was twice as many as the next biggest state, which was Florida and that dozens of those names had repeat offenses in numerous states, which again kind of speaks to the broader issue at hand with the database. This list was compiled at the request of auggie boto, who is the former Southern Baptist convention general counsel. Why was there general counsel requesting this list? Do you know? From what we know from last week's reports, there were internal deliberations between the top SBC lawyers about both practicality of that list and preventing the abuse, but also what it would or would not do to the SBC's liability and lawsuits..
Southern Baptist leaders release secret accused abuser list
"Top southern Baptists have released a previously secret list of hundreds of pastors and other church affiliated personnel accused of sexual abuse The 205 page database includes both visible and redacted entries survivors and advocates have long called for a public database of abusers The publication of the list was a response by the Southern Baptist convention's executive committee to an explosive investigation into the committee's mishandling of sex abuse reports and mistreatment of survivors The bombshell report from the independent firm guidepost solutions revealed the existence of the private list Executive committee leaders called making the list public an important first step toward addressing sex abuse and implementing reforms in the SBC I'm Walter ratliff
Tom Ascol on Changing the Current Culture Giving Rise to Evil Acts
"Can you speculate as to why some members of the SBC have been willing to adopt and entertain some of these ideologies? Why do you think that they have been as successful as they have? You and I would both agree that they are inconsistent and incongruent with theological truth and teaching. But yet they've had a surprising amount of success. Why do you think that is? Well, two reasons. One, it's the cultural air that we breathe. And so we can not escape the fact that we are living in a time when these kind of ideas are just permeating everything in culture and if you're not having your defenses up and being on guard all the time, then you're going to be moved along by those cultural wins. And that happens more readily where there's not a rock ribbed solid commitment to the full and authority of God's word and the lordship of Jesus Christ over every square inch of creation. And sadly, I think what's being exposed in our Southern Baptist convention is that our theological convictions have been more theoretical than they have been practical that our confessional theology has not moved into functional theology nearly as rigorously as it should have. And as a result, as we've been worn not to invasions for, I see that we have been moved along by various winds of doctrine out of our confessional parameters at points, and we need to we need to be recovered. We need God to come and send us a great spirit of repentance and revival so that we can once again stand firm under the lordship of Christ.
Pastor Tom Ascol Offers Words of Comfort in This Brutal Time
"Curiosity over the last couple of years. About the baptist convention, the Southern Baptist convention and their leadership and their direction and how they're handling some of these issues of critical race theory and how it has been engaging with the church. And there is a movement to try to restore in my opinion theological and biblical sanity back to the convention. And one person in particular is a senior pastor from grace baptist church in cape corral, Florida beautiful cape corral, Florida, Tom askew, and he's with us right now. Tom, welcome to the Charlie Kirk show. I just want to first start and just ask you as a pastor, just give our audience some words of comfort from the scriptures in this very unexpected and brutal time of national mourning as we look at what's happened and you've all day Texas. Yeah, well, this is thought to be a reminder to us that we live east of Eden. We live in a fallen world. It's precisely because of that. The gods on the lord Jesus into the world. And it is only through Christ, we can find reconciliation with God. We can find the comfort that we need. God is with those who are broken hearted, he deals gently with people who find themselves cast down. So my encouragement is to look to Christ to recognize, again, why we need to save and how good God has been to us to give up his own son to save us from our sin. And we need to get that message of Salvation as widely distributed as we can because this type of evil continues in our world.
"southern baptist" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Edition from NPR news I'm Steve inskeep And I'm leyla faulted A newly released report has found that for two decades leaders of the largest Protestant denomination in the United States not only ignored sex abuse allegations against church leaders but actively work to discredit accusers The report commissioned by the Southern Baptist convention executive committee comes after a reckoning began in 2019 That's when accusations against church leaders first came to light They came to light because of investigations by the Houston chronicle and San Antonio express news that found hundreds of church leaders and volunteers were criminally charged with sex crimes We're joined now by Russell Moore who previously served as president of the ethics and religious liberty commission of the Southern Baptist convention He resigned from his position last year and now leads the public theology project at Christianity today and evangelical magazine Good morning Good morning So I want to start with something you wrote yesterday after you read this report You said you were wrong when you said the handling of sexual abuse by the Southern Baptist convention's leadership was a crisis You wrote that it isn't a crisis It's an apocalypse Would you talk about what you read in that report that got you to that word Well I was expecting not to be surprised by the report because after all I was the one to call for this investigation having fought through this for so many years and yet I couldn't believe the callous inhumanity evidenced in this report to see it To see the very words used by leaders behind closed doors the tactics being used against survivors and against whistleblowers it was incredible I mean there was too much to even take in And I said to someone if I'm shocked by reading this report then how must the average person in the people who hasn't seen behind the veil be reeling right now What shocked you most What did you read that shocked you most Well one of the things that shocked me most is after all of these years of being told when many of us would ask how can we do a database that would actually track predators to make sure that Pete predatory preachers aren't going from one church to the other We would always be told by these people that we couldn't do it given our polity Now we know in this report that they had a list that they were keeping in secret not to protect abuse victims but to protect themselves And that at every point the question was liability how do we protect ourselves from these claims by keeping them quiet And the language that was used the amount of motive being revealed there I honestly don't know what to call this other than a criminal conspiracy Wow And it's revolting Now one of the questions about databases was that there's no top down hierarchy in the Southern Baptist convention So governance takes place at the congressional level Is that an excuse for what has happened that it couldn't be centralized to hold people to account Well no I mean I think we see that very clearly now where autonomy and congregationalism These are being used as a deflection from holding people accountable I mean the most minimal levels of accountability when some of us would simply stand up and mention the names of the churches mentioned in the Houston chronicle report and say this has to be looked into That itself was treated as a shocking violation somehow Simply to say these are things we need to look into Along with of course as I mentioned in the commentary constantly that the question of well we can't say this is a crisis these are a few bad actors that sort of language and yet look at this crisis crisis is much too small a word for what happened to you Now you were a leader in the Southern Baptist convention when these abuses were happening you've now left did you leave because things weren't changing Yes they not only weren't changing but there was a constant stonewalling and intimidation of anyone who was who was pointing these things out and speaking to these things And the worst part is that that went it's not so much what the bad guys were doing as the fact that the good guys were often very silent And just waiting to see what happened And so after the last SBC executive committee meeting that I would ever attend I walked out and my wife said you know what If you're still a Southern Baptist by summer you'll be in an interfaith marriage And we're committed evangelical Christians We love Jesus And that's actually why we had to leave the people who introduced us to Jesus And that's heartbreaking I know you've been speaking to sexual abuse survivors since the release of this report What are they saying For many sexual abuse survivors there's a combination of relief that some of this is out in the light of finally but a great deal of trauma being realized in this moment Yesterday and today these are very difficult days for people who have survived Because for many of them they not only have to relive what they went through but they're able to see in black and white the way that leaders they trusted were talking about them but behind closed doors as crazy or as people who just want to burn everything down I mean to see that is re traumatizing for many good and faithful people who have been speaking out about this for years and years The current southern Baptists convention president at littleton said he was grieved to his core at the findings And he called on southern Baptists to prepare to change the denominations culture and implement reforms Do you have faith that the church will implement reforms I don't know what the reforms would be And I'm not saying that they can't have them I just can't imagine what they would be because the problem here isn't primarily structural There are some structural things that need to be done and the investigation recommends some of those things But the primary problem is cultural there has to be an understanding of the dignity of women the dignity of the vulnerable and understanding of the way that a mythology of a certain group of leaders within the denomination as having essentially purchased it with their own blood and able to run it That has to that has to go away And I'm not sure how I'm not sure how to get there In a few seconds we have left you ultimately left the Southern Baptist convention over this and it has chipped away at the credibility of leadership Can that be recovered I'm not sure At 1.1 million of us have walked away in the last three years And it will take a Southern Baptist convention that really takes this seriously in ways that are as vast as the criminality in the cover ups had been Russell Moore leads the public theology.
Who Is Controlling the American Church?
"Who is controlling the American church. What if I told you that the federal government had infiltrated parts of American evangelical Christianity? Well, Megan basham from the daily wire has done some amazing investigative reporting on this and research Megan. Welcome to the Charlie Kirk show. Thanks so much for having me, Charlie. So Megan, tell us you had an amazing video that I watched and I wanted to have you on the program. So build it out for us. How was the American church really infiltrated by left wing COVID narratives in the midst of the last two years? Well, you know, we've done a couple of extensive reports on this and they were all kind of condensed in that video. And it really started at the beginning of COVID when the federal government dispatched Frances Collins to he was the head of the NIH, the national Institutes of health, Anthony Fauci's boss, and he was dispatched to convince evangelicals to stop being resistant. And he's been very clear and on record on tape saying, I was sent to deal with evangelical resistance to lockdowns to mask mandates to vaccine mandates. So he went into churches. He had a lot of really strong relationships with what you might call the elite evangelical class, some very well-known pastors like Tim Keller, Rick Warren, and stetzer at the Billy Graham center at Wheaton college, Russell Moore, who was then head of the public policy arm of the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., which is the Southern Baptist convention. So just a really influential people. And he drew on those friendships to do interviews, podcasts, where he was presented as the strong Christian brother. To come on and give advice on how and why to submit to all of these COVID rules. And when he presented these things, he didn't do it just from a medical point of view. He, along with these pastors, presented it as this is how you show your love for Jesus. This is how you obey the gospel. And that was really something that they didn't just say, look, we're presenting a scientific point of view. Here is one scientist you might want to listen to. They didn't present any counter points of view from the scientific community, but that they really punched it up with if you want to love your neighbor. If you want to obey Christ, this is how you do it.
John Zmirak: Kyle Rittenhouse Is a Good Samaritan
"And furthermore, I don't think he's a misguided young foolish young man as David French of national review dismissed Kyle rittenhouse. I think he's a hero. I think he's a good citizen. He's a good Samaritan. Think about the story of the good Samaritan. A man is robbed and beaten and left on the side of the road. Two rather snooty, uptight, self righteous people. One of them a priest and one of them a levite passing by, they don't touch him because they don't want to become ritually impure by touching his blood. A Samaritan, which to the Jews at the time when Jesus was giving the parable, that was like a heretic, that would be like if you were talking to Southern Baptist mentioning a Mormon, okay? The samaritans sees the man goes in tens his wounds of pays for him at the end and takes care of him. Kyle rittenhouse saw that the police and the government were not enforcing Law & Order on the streets of a nearby city where his father lives and I think one of his brothers. It's like hometown man. So he went there as an volunteer EMT. He was handing out water bottles to Black Lives Matter protesters. He was handing out water cops. The cops thanked him for being there. Then a mob of psychopathic Marxist criminals, also known as antifa. Starts targeting the people who are trying to help patrol and keep businesses, small businesses, the backbone of America from getting burned down from getting looted Kyle rittenhouse was being good Samaritan trying to help total strangers preserve their small
Access, Travel Rules Influence Missionary Vaccine Policies
"Access and travel rules are influencing missionary vaccine policies covered nineteen vaccine refusal rates may be higher among white evangelical Christians but the international mission board which deploys thousands of missionaries is not hesitant about the shot the I. N. bi is the global missionary agency of the Southern Baptist Convention it announced this month that it's requiring vaccinations for missionaries they're sending into the field amid the pandemic other faith groups are approaching the issue in a variety of ways the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints is giving unvaccinated missionaries assignments in their home countries the United Methodist Church strongly encourages missionaries to get vaccinated but does not require it I'm Walter Ratliff
Willard Scott, Weatherman on NBC's 'Today' Show, Dies at 87
"Former today show weatherman Willard Scott has died at the age of eighty seven according to NBC I'm marquees are a letter with a look at his life Willard Scott had a favorite response if you asked if he was a meteorologist hello I'm a southern Baptist Scott's trademarks were one hundredth birthday greetings to viewers and dressing up in silly costumes including a famous incident in which he dressed as Carmen Miranda Scott created the Ronald McDonald character for Washington area commercials and was disappointed he was not chosen for the national ads Scott was asked in a two thousand four A. P. interview what he would send to the today show if he made it to one hundred I probably said that picture of me dressed as Carmen Miranda and then some other picture would be shaking hands with the pope
Southern Baptists' New Leader: Long Career as Bridge Builder
"Southern Baptist pick a president who work for racial unity the Southern Baptist Convention tamp down a push from the right at its largest meeting in decades electing a new president who has worked to bridge racial divides in the church for the fifteen thousand delegates in attendance picked at Lytton as their next leader he's a white pastor from Alabama with a long record of hard work promoting racial reconciliation during his campaign Clinton identified unity and diversity as two of his top priorities he noted that blacks Hispanics and Asian Americans increase their presence in the U. S. B. C. over the past twenty years even as white membership declined I Walter Ratliff
Southern Baptists Elect Leader Focused on Bridging Racial Divide
"The Southern Baptist Convention tamped down On a push from the right, electing Alabama pastor Ed Linton as president. On the second round of voting. Litton has worked to bridge racial divides in the convention. The delegates also voted to voted down a bit to make an issue out of critical race theory. You're
Southwest Airlines Flights Thrown Into Disarray by Technical Problems
"Airlines, an airline spokesman says planes are back in the air. After a roughly one hour ground stop. This afternoon, the FAA grounded flights because of problems with the airlines computer system. Southwest cancel at least 500 flights with another 1500 flights They've all told Half the flights were affected Be Wi Marshall was most impacted in our area, according to flight, aware almost 160 flights delayed and over 50 cancel compared with a handful at Reagan National and Dulles, the airline also at a similar tech glitch last night, but a spokesperson says it does not appear the airline was hacked. The Southern Baptist
Southern Baptists Open Annual Meeting Amid Push From Right
"Southern Baptists open their annual meeting amid a push from the right the largest Southern Baptist Convention gathered in decades has opened amid debates over race and sexual abuse and a concerted effort to push the conservative denomination even further to the right the nation's largest Protestant denomination is also holding a bellwether election to pick its next president nearly fifteen thousand church representatives were on hand to Nashville as the meeting began with prayers for unity immediately after debate began on hot button controversies members heard an impassioned plea for survivors of sexual abuse and were asked to consider competing resolutions regarding racism I Walter Ratliff
"southern baptist" Discussed on The Daily Article
"The event is generating national headlines as those attending confront critical race theory women's roles how to handle sexual abuse and serious allegations regarding racism and misogyny on the part of denominational leaders had like to make three predictions today which i believed to be biblical and relevant to every christian in america whether you're a southern baptist or not. One southern baptists like other conservative. Christians will be portrayed as negatively as possible. I did an internet search for southern baptist convention. Sp see this morning before writing this article. Here's what i found the washington post headlines. Secret recordings leaked letters explosive secrets rocking the southern baptist convention. Abc news ads. Southern baptists meet amid controversy over leaked letters the new york times reports take the ship. Conservatives aimed to commandeer southern baptists. all of this is true letters leaked after. Dr russell moore resigned as president of the ethics and religious liberty. Commission of the sbc have indeed been rocking the denomination since they contain references to misogyny racism among denominational leaders. That if true are grievous more on this in a moment and a group at the convention is hoping to steer the denomination in an even more conservative direction. However i have seen no coverage in the main line press of the event that preceded the convention the. Send the conference at which michael w smith led worship and renowned pastor. Tony evans brought the keynote message. Dr evans likened christians to referees and a football field know they may be booed by angry parties and both teams but they understand that they are not meant to be liked and seek to abide by the rule. Book that dictates the game he added. Our true calling is not to be part time saints but fulltime christians pulling heaven down to earth as true reflections of the amigo day. We have watched our nation declined because there aren't enough accurate reflections of christ invading the culture. I wish his profound words had been widely reported. Along with the controversies. That are making news. But i'm not surprised that they were not biblical. Christians have been marginalized in recent years for our commitment to biblical morality. Now we are being stigmatized and ostracized a secular ideology that seeks to reject and replace biblical truth with itself. Centric ideology is rising media. That seems to clearly endorse the progressive over. The conservative in our culture are complicit in this narrative. None of this should surprise us. Jesus was clear and john fifteen eighteen if the world hates you know that it hated me before it hated you to our cultural credibility will.
"southern baptist" Discussed on AP News
"Southern Baptist meet amid controversy over leaked letters, controversies over the handling of sex abuse cases and critical race theory are likely to dominate the Southern Baptist annual meeting this week. It comes amid an uproar over leaked letters from former top public policy official Russell Moore. He claims other leaders trying to slow walk efforts to address sexual abuse and intimidate those who pushed for change. He also says he was the victim of constant threats from white nationalists for his racial reconciliation work. The Southern Baptist Convention is the nation's largest Protestant denomination. It has been a powerful force in conservative politics for a generation. I'm Walter Ratliff. I'm Ed Donahue with an A P news minute. The Justice Department's top national security official is resigning. The AP Soccer Madani has the story. A department official says John Dimmers will leave his post later this week. That comes amid an uproar over revelations that the department secretly sees records from Democrats and journalists as part of leak investigations. MERS has spent more than three years running the National Security Division, which has been involved in the league probes. He's been facing questions about what he knew regarding the subpoenas and seizures. The Senate's top Democrat, said yesterday. Dimmers should appear before Congress voluntarily or face his own subpoena saga or Megane. Washington In an interview with NBC News, Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested people arrested variety at the U. S Capitol in January are being subjected to persecution for political opinions. Putin meets face to face Wednesday with President Biden in Geneva. I'm Ed Donahue. AP.
Southern Baptists Meet Amid Controversy Over Leaked Letters
"So they're Baptist meet amid controversy over leaked letters controversies over the handling of sex abuse cases and critical race theory are likely to dominate the southern Baptists annual meeting this week the comes amid an uproar over leaked letters from former top public policy official Russell Moore he claims other leaders trying to slow walk efforts to address sexual abuse and intimidate those who pushed for change he also says he was the victim of constant threats from white nationalists for his racial reconciliation work the Southern Baptist Convention is the nation's largest Protestant denomination it has been a powerful force in conservative politics for a generation I Walter Ratliff
"southern baptist" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast
"Is holding its annual meeting. Now this is the largest protestant denomination. The country in the event is going to be huge. The two thousand twenty meeting of course was canceled but this year more than sixteen thousand people are expected to come to nashville to elect a new president. The election will also be extremely contentious. Well-known members have left the group already in protest of the denominations politics and at the center of the rift is an essential question. How should van christians deal with systemic racism. I spend my days and nights thinking about this split. The new yorkers elisa. Griswold has been reporting on the southern baptist convention and she spoke recently with one of its leading pastors elisa. What's on the table at this meeting. Why is the election of a new president for this group so complicated and so essential. This seems to an outsider. Like i don't know a routine piece of business so on one level. it's just. It's a fight over the role of racism inside of the southern baptists but on another level really a fight over the the heart of the convention over who holds the moral authority going forward. And what we're seeing now play out. Is this really new. Reckoning with in evangelical community. And what's happening is you have a group of hardliners. This pre trump. Right this is seventies and eighties christian right for a long time. These hardliners have been using the bible to double down on basically misogyny and racism. Women must be submissive just old school ideas of leadership and white patriarchy. And what's happening. And what's pretty exciting to watch. Is that a new. And they're theologically conservative. Immune these guys are no moderates. But they're standing up to the hardliners and saying you know what don't use the bible anymore to basically shore up the republican party and would costed what was the. What was the tipping point for those who are looking very closely. The most visible and vocal invite to bird talking point would be donald trump but this has been happening for a much longer time part of it has to do with the weakening of churches in general for the first time in history. We have less than half americans even going to church who members of church so as we see our institutions die. We see churches die. We see old categories between democrats and republicans breakdown people no longer adhere to the old boxes and that is super exciting. Because what will be born out of that has yet to be seen right. Now if you're looking at the right-leaning media right wing media you are hearing all the time about critical race theory as if it's something that is dominant and infecting the culture in ways that we can't even begin to to comprehend that that it's some sort of massive wave and influence how critical race theory take hold as such a Enemy of the right. And how do they view what it is or isn't critical race. Theory is simply a set of tools use mostly by legal scholars since the seventies and eighties to identify structural racism. It's that simple. But it's the latest bogeyman. In a long line of academic theories that are threatening to the right particularly the christian right. These people are coming for your children. They're going to teach you that. There is no god. You know everyone's going to be homosexual all this kind of like fear. Mongering and fear baiting and the fear of critical race series really being pushed by the hardliners. Who are running for president of the. Sbc right now they talk about crt as basically a form of racial discrimination against white people and a secular tool that is anti-biblical and therefore evil. Here's one of the candidates. Mike stone in april interview. He gave to another pastor named mathew tarpley when southern bad were dealing with these issues using nothing but the word of god led by and filled with the holy spirit of god. We've been making progress in these areas but since these on biblical etiologies were injected into the bloodstream of southern bag. Abbas conversation we have seen nothing in the last nearly two years. Now nothing on this issue except increase hostility accusations conflict. And i think that's by design. By that i mean by demonic design because these unbelievable ideologies they are not tools of unity. They are weapons of division. What makes critical race theory different from a lot of these other. Basically fear based tactics is to say that it doesn't exist negates the experience of people of color so profoundly that it makes people on the right willing to step out of that allows you recently spoke to pastor dwight mckissic who is he and what is his story. What's his background. So dwight mckissic is a pastor of a church with three to four thousand people in arlington texas and he watched really with the election of trump and pre election of trump. Watch the kind of growing support for white. Nationalism inside of the southern baptists with alarm in a process of studying election in determining how vote. I discovered a group called the outright. And they were so shaded with the republican party so i began to research them. Who what do they believe. What are they thinking. And it was a parent to mean that they were white supremacist group. They believed that Western society was superior they believe that white people were gods special. Joe's significant people and I discovered that with those in the southern baptist ranks who were a part of the outright and so constructed resolution. He decided in twenty seventeen at this big conference. They have that he was going to call on his fellow southern baptist to come out against white nationalism and the alright and just a little context. There was some precedent for this in one thousand nine hundred five. The sbc issued formal apology for the role that slavery replayed from its very inception in the eighteen. Hundreds so in some ways mckissic's resolution continued in that more recent tradition of attempting to call out racism within the spca. Thought it would be a no brainer committed with accepted and they would vote that the sbc was totally opposed to outright in supremacist ideology. And when that resolution did not get out of committee man that was just a major shocker twice the vote to support this failed so they did vote the third time after voted down twice on the third round and i think solely so that they wouldn't be embarrassed. The acquiesced how did it feel to watch this going down feeling of exasperation. It was a feeling of shock. I was i was stunned actually And black pastors coming to me saying we're out. Is you know this is clear where we feel like the other here we this. This can't be our home if if people have to vote twice on our dignity this. Something is fundamentally flawed here. He needs to decide whether not he's gonna stay within the southern baptists. So he'll do that in the coming days based on who is elected president for the.
"southern baptist" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour
"A book about online communities called antisocial. I think this is true of everyone that like. It's about the rocket ship emojis. It's about the lake memes. That is like honestly how most of us form our decisions and then to say like i did this because of the financial crash is like okay maybe to some extent you did but like really that. Was that really your primary motivation. Like it just seems like that's not actually how life works. When we talked andrew had just come across a quote from the literary critic lionel trilling from his book liberal imagination published in nineteen fifty. And it's exactly about this aspect of the internet. I just read this this morning. But it says ideology is not acquired by thought as he put it but by breathing the haunted air. It is a stream submerged. Life of habit and semi habit in which to ideas we attach strong passions but no very clear awareness of the concrete reality of their consequences. Now if you followed the game stop story at the time you know that there are many other chapters here robin in a couple of other platforms eventually started limiting users ability to buy game stop. Stock politicians got angry. Congress held hearings and some people started to wonder if maybe the whole squeeze might have been manipulated by the same rich traders. That wall street bets people thought they were sticking to things on the internet. Never simple as you want them to be. At any rate there are a lot more of us in the market now than there were before. In addition to the robin hood app there's fidelity e-trade other platforms that. Let people like me trait stock commission free and wall street. Bets has gone from around two million subscribers at the beginning of the year or two around ten million now so whether or not. I'm part of an ideological movement indefinitely part of a financial movement. I asked sheila kolhatkar about this. What's been called the democratization of finance. Would you intimate that game. Stop is going to be the last convulsion like this that we're gonna see driven by like this new flood of retail investors. I think with the game. Stop thing proved. Is that how easy it is for something like this to happen. All it takes is a little bit of momentum to build on one of these websites are on some other platforms so in fact. I think we should be expecting to see Many more episodes like this in fact. I think it's going to be happening a lot more. I think now that all these tools are in. Everyone's hands it's going to. It's going to shake things up as for me. I ended up selling my one point zero nine. Oh two shares of game stop. I took a loss of one hundred and fifty five dollars. I was too late to the game. But i'm not gonna stop. Investing there are other opportunities like game. Stop just in the last month. Retail investors have driven up the price of amc movie theaters more than five hundred percent. I mean so. Many new people in the market what could happen Yeah basically now. Invested forty thousand dollars so like house name stocks. I would totally. Oh totally do it again. Maybe three times a year. Now we're not talking about a short squeeze anymore. This is now a fight. It's now a revolution because all of wall street bets is here. So i mean it's still very very large.
"southern baptist" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour
"Wall street bets describes itself as like four chan found a bloomberg terminal so they proudly compare themselves to fortune one of the most controversial sites on the internet the place where people go to post memes and also hate speech the site that bertha cunanan movement wall street bet. We're like that but for finance and this is one of the things that starts making suspicious of that simple david and goliath narrative. I may not know a lot about investing. But i do know that. Internet communities are messy places on wall street bets. There are activists. There are trolls and there are a lot of people who really aren't either of those things. So i started talking to some of them. Hey cody sorry my settings for this her off don nelson may changed around this. Is cody herdman again. The nineteen year old investor. Who was dancing in his dorm room. Cody goes to dakota state university. In south dakota he likes video games and metal detecting and he plays on the school football team. Well actually because the cove our school lost most of its funding so they end up cutting my scholarship. Which kinda sucks. But i'm just doing all my stuff on my own time now. It's going to the gym on on my own writing and whatnot. Sheila put us in touch. She had talked to cody for her robinhood piece for the magazine. He was a regular wall street. Bets user. He just kind of liked the way people talked about. Investing their memes are like a second language for cody. I mean as a zoom. Or whatever as someone i mean been very in the medium culture for a very long time. I mean it was a lot more appealing to see other people that i mean had the same sense of humors. May i guess instead of just a boomer ranting about stocks and words editor to picture me to possibly understand so late last year cody's on wall street bats and he notices people talking about game stop and the possibility of a lot of money. Investing in to cody gets very excited about this and he buys in pretty quickly game stops price starts to go up to two thousand dollars two thousand bucks so like what's two thousand bucks to you. That's a lot. And i've never had it on money at once. Saw cody gain stop at an average price of around forty dollars so the day hit three fifty was a big day. Cody was like twenty five thousand dollars. I wasn't doing anything crazy. I mean he was have a little happy dance type thing so to summer. Cody wall street. Bats people on wall street bets like game. Stop cody buys game. Stop cody makes money. That story makes perfect sense to me. But that's not david versus goliath. It doesn't sound. Like cody bought game. Stop to stick it to the man. It sounds like you bought game stop. Because he thought he'd make money and he did but this is where things get really interesting. Because after cody invested after he bought game stop. His investment became a david versus goliath story. Where did like sticking it to the hedge. Funds fit into like the list of reasons why you were interested in being part of the game. Stop punk originally. That wasn't really a part of it. But then when i wrote that whole piece i guess about how we're fighting the head us. I mean evanger fathers type thing. I now definitely a big part of it. Cody is talking about something. He posted on a wall. Street bets comment thread the day after the stock at the three hundred and fifty dollar mark on january twenty eighth he wrote in part i am holding to ensure my parents can live comfortable lives at the expense of the assholes that almost cost them their lives. This is for you. Dad cody explain me that his family lost a lot of money in the financial crash. My dad got really screwed over. And oh eight. And i do want to see these hedges suffer. I said kind almost a spiritual successor to occupy wall street at this point where we're instead of literary occupying we are going to bankrupt you now cody's just one guy but for me. He's the kind of game. Stop investor. I hadn't heard about as much in all the coverage. Somebody who's reasons for participating in the game stops squeeze were too complicated to fit a simple narrative. I found other people like that too. I i had my baby. And i was just like i want wanna do something kind of exciting just for fun. I want to get involved in. I would be lying if i said it an scratching edge but there are a lot of things which i love playing video games. Playing chess doesn't have to be gambling. It doesn't have to be money oriented. I'm great at finding things to become obsessive about like the progressive left. Tried to pick up on this and painted as like the working class rising up and it wasn't any of that. It was not what. I call that sarah henry also a game stop investor. Also a wall street bets user. Although i hate wall street. I think the people there are awful. They're awful people. They are absolutely awful people. And if you just simply lake zen out your mind and go like i pay attention to any of that. I just want you to say this is what i think is going to happen with gold and silver commodities in the next six months. Here's why i am playing long. Here's my due diligence. Getting involved in game stop definitely paid off for sarah. So my initial assessment with six thousand six thousand dollars my Total winnings were about twenty thousand dollars. So i came out of the whole thing with twenty two thousand dollars in net profit by the way if you're wondering why it sounds like serious camping because she kind of is. She lives in an rv that she drives around europe and she makes money investing in the way she described her decision to invest in game. Stop it stuck with me. My initial by and was just simply based on the fact felts felt like a thing that was going to happen and then it felt like something was going to happen and it did that. Maybe sounds like a really arbitrary reason to do anything. But it's also maybe the closest anyone. I talked to came to expressing why i bought game stop on january twenty seventh. I mean look a lot of what happens online can seem deeply weird and it can feel comforting to try to say that there's some simple ideology behind it. A bunch of people wanted to take down wall street banks so they got together on this sub reddit and decided to buy a bunch of game. Stop but that story doesn't capture. Why every one of us participated in this movement. Especially on it. I i think. In many many aspects of life and especially in many aspects of online life ideology is a retroactive fit. Iran this theory by andrew marantz andrew is a staff writer at the new yorker and he wrote.
Vaccine Skepticism Runs Deep Among White Evangelicals in US
"Health officials are hoping a national vaccine campaign can stop the spread of covert 19. But some groups are hesitant to get on board, among them white evangelicals. Surveys show there among the people least likely to say they will get the vaccine. NPR's Sarah McCammon reports on how pastors and public health leaders are working to change that among one of the nation's largest religious groups. In a certain segment of Christian escapology, which is just a big word for what you think will happen at the end of the world. There's this idea of the mark of the beast. For the uninitiated, it's bad, and if you want to go to heaven, you'd better not get it. And I asked the question earlier today. Is this something like Biden's mark of the beast? Because that is really disturbing. And not good. That's Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene in a recent video posted online green is suggesting, and I have to say here without evidence a connection between that idea and vaccines. Jared Cornett is a pastor in Irving, Texas. And he's heard this too in some of his Southern Baptist Facebook groups, But to me, I have a very hard time from getting the bat scene. The mark of the beast, Cornett says. Thankfully, he hasn't heard that in his church, but he has run across some skepticism and misunderstandings about the science behind the Corona virus vaccine. Nationally. White evangelicals report a high degree of vaccine hesitancy. In one recent survey just over half said they were likely to get vaccinated compared to 64% of evangelicals of color. Both groups were well below the rate for non evangelicals 77%, and I think it's just this information as well. Cornett says. Some church members who oppose abortion also have moral concerns about how some of the vaccines were developed, including research involving fetal cells from abortions performed decades ago.
Growing number of Southern Baptist women question roles
"A growing number of southern Baptist women question roles in the church four years conservative pastors in the Southern Baptist Convention have directed criticism at popular Bible teacher Beth Moore the denomination's best known woman Moore has now had enough she no longer considers herself southern Baptist among the millions of women remaining in the S. B. C. many feel at home but others question aspects of church teaching that limit women's roles even for women committed to staying in the SPC gender issues became more volatile following Moore's departure and some resent the nasty commentary directed at her by male pastors I'm Walter Ratliff
New Documentary Follows San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Performances In U.S. South
"Shot in the new MTV documentary film Gay Chorus, Deep South that shows the main characters on a bus moving through the intersection of gay and church streets. That's also more or less the theme of the movie, which follows the San Francisco Gay men's chorus on a tour of the Deep South. It's a gypsy like like is is the the artistic artistic director director of of the the chorus, chorus, and and David David Rodriguez Rodriguez is is director director of of the the film. film. Welcome Welcome to to the the program. program. Thank Thank you. you. Thank Thank you. you. Gypsy Gypsy like like I I want want to to start start with with you. you. The The film film begins begins with with your your own own personal personal story story of of growing growing up up Southern Southern Baptist Baptist and and working working in in the the church church until until you you finally finally came came out out as as gay gay in in your mid thirties. How did you feel setting out on this journey? You know, I knew that when I came out it was it was risking everything, but it's wonderful. Looking back. In the ensuing 35 years I've been conducting LGBT Q choruses, and it has been just the most wonderful experience. So I have the joy of hindsight. And I know that people who have not yet had Been able to come out or had found that courage. You know, my message to them is come on out. Go ahead. I've never met one single LGBTQ person who says I wish I had waited longer to come out. And David, You're sort of the unseen force behind this film. What do you to this story had to get involved? You know, it was really shook by the divisiveness that surface from the 2016 elections. And, you know, I was really looking for movements or stories or actions of that could bring hope and that could you know, if not bridge things back together, But at least test this divisiveness and There was an article about the San Francisco Gay men's chorus doing this tour in the South. And and I knew their power in their message from living in San Francisco before I really thought that they were the only ones that really stood a chance. Toe create that bridge. Course. You meet Christian Southerners who accept you and support you. And we know that support for LGBT Q rights is growing nationwide. Something like two thirds of Americans now say they support same sex marriage, for example. But as you also know, there are still those who hold religious beliefs that homosexual relationships are sinful. When you meet people who say that for them, this is a theological issue. This is a matter of faith. How do you talk to them? I don't argue at all. I mean, I lived 35 years of my life as a Southern Baptist. I have all the weapons in my tool kit. I don't use them because I don't think that Scripture should ever be used as weapons. So that's what I would say is study harder. Get Get some some background background on on what what you're you're trying trying to to use use against against our our community. community. When we sang Amazing Grace. It was hard for the singers to sing because you know, it says that saved a wretch like me, and it supposes that we are wretched people. But the whole point is that all kinds of grace can be found inside and outside. If you look for it, David, one of the themes your film touches on is three idea that the South is not one dimensional, but it's more complex than maybe some of the stereotypes about it. But were you worried as you were filming this about stereotyping people in the south or potentially missing some of the nuance? About what The South really is absolutely it was really important toe give the self the voice of deserved into really spend time there. So we spent a few months before the tour itself, meeting people and really learning in listening to what they had to say. And, you know, I like to say there's three courses in this film, You know, there's a San Francisco gay men's chorus. Is Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir. And then there's the voices of the South, you know, and they play an equal role in kind of bringing the story together. Tipsy like there's a really interesting conversation in the film, where you talk with one of the pastor's Who's thinking about whether or not to host your group. About the difference between hospitality, Southern hospitality vs Tolerance versus Celebrating people and Without giving too much away. You ultimately tell him you're not really that interested in just sort of reluctant acceptance. You went to be celebrated. Why was that so important? It's for me one of my favorite scenes because it's just so really. It's like the The reality is just right in front of your eyes and he was there and he was trying to decide if If we could sing in his church, and he said, Well, you know, if it smells of activism, then I'm going to get pushed back. And, you know, we tolerate the gays and I just sort of went off. That was my moment where I just had enough. And that's that. I didn't don't need you to tolerate me and I don't need you to accept me. But I need you to celebrate the uniqueness of all of God's creatures. I'll celebrate you. Do you sell it in old boy and his exact What was you know, I just haven't felt the nudge to do that. And so we nudged our way right on out of that church and left them. I wish we could have sung their and I wish we could have done something significant. But we weren't allowed. And David. One
"southern baptist" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Church and Dr Russell Moore from the Southern Baptist Convention. You know something else I feel has not been named enough loudly enough and put out for us to grieve and approaches. The way we looked at the maps of our country on election night, there's you know, some things get colored and red and blue. Are there Red States and blue states. But it's a picture of fracture. And it's also a picture of inter woven nous, right. These these divisions They don't just run state to state or county to county there one community to community they run neighborhood to make neighborhoods sometimes house to house. They run through our families. They run through our lives, and they run through our religious traditions, which are gatherings of human beings and therefore microcosm so Each of you has been a bridge person, as your tradition have grappled with divisions and what feel like irreconcilable differences that are also alive in our culture, and I I love to draw you out a little bit on What that ticks and you know what? You've learned what you can share about what it means to reframe. And set these divides on different ground. With the help of religious values, so Bishop Curry. You have been right in the middle of very vitriolic divisions within the Episcopal Church in the Anglican Communion globally. Over same sex marriage and you have also been in very public conversations and that I would say a remark by friendship and respect with, for example, bishops on the other side Of this subject. You know, Here's something you you said in one of those dialogues, the inclusion that is at the heart of the gospel that welcome scale lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Is the same inclusive, outstretched arms of Jesus that welcomes those who disagree with us. I wonder if you just take us a little bit insight that what you've learned that that we can all Learned from You know, I mean, well, it goes back for me to the 10 Commandments. I am the Lord. Thy God, Thou shalt have no other gods. But me got on Lee. God is God. None of the rest of us are which may come his news in some respect, but it's a great relief. I'm not God, I don't have to pretend to be And therefore humility is a posture that comes with my humanity and I one of the things I've really and I struggle with it. It's not easy to do this. Is. How do I stand and kneel at the same time in my relationships with others, especially with those who disagree with me or I disagree with them? Because I've got to kneel before them as someone created in the image of God, a child of God, just like me. Loved of God. Equally love is an equal opportunity, employer and the love of God is equal. So I've got to kneel before them. In a sense, I mean, and yet at the same time, I must stand with the integrity. And what I've found is there are times when that is reciprocated when I was at one of the conferences of the Anglican primates, the archbishops and deciding bishops from around the world. This was the very difficult 11 of the primate who differed with me profoundly. The two of us got close, in part because he had been a position in a prior life. Um and I had just recently had brain surgery and each day He checked in with me. Michael, How are you doing? I said I'm doing all right, and I checked back with him, and we committed to pray for each other. Not the way some folks that will pray for you. That's not a blessing. That doesn't mean you're about the best, but to really pray for you people can do that. I know everybody can't do that. Most people can. There's there's There's more good and most of us and we can. Yeah, yeah, we're not all called to be bridge people, but some of us are. Some of us were safe enough are Um, yeah, Doctor more. So I just want to say a little bit about your role because I think everybody understands mostly understands what a bishop is, but you are really the chief ethicist of the Southern Baptist Convention. Um You're part of kind of the think tank. You attend to the difficult questions in the public square and inside the faith. And the Southern Baptist Church is the largest Protestant denomination in the United States. Over 14 million members, almost 50,000 churches. But also very differently from for example, the Episcopal Church those air all independent churches, Yes. So to be chief ethicist of that kind of configuration is challenging and so You know when to say that you've been a bridge person in that context, and you really have been a bridge person, especially in recent years in the Southern Baptist Convention's grappling with race, and it's in its history and its president. Want to read something that you said at the 2017 annual convention, which is the only time in the year when the whole Southern Baptist Church comes together, You said. When we stand together as a convention and speak clearly we're saying that white supremacy and racist ideologies are dangerous because they oppress our brothers and sisters in Christ. Oppress those were made in the vision of God. They oppress our mission field even above and beyond that unrepentant racism is not just wrong, Unrepentant racism sends unrepentant, racist to hell. So the, um, resolution you were you were arguing for was initially rejected, but it went on to overwhelmingly nearly unanimously passed. Um, you have said that in your younger days. You were all too eager to fight like the devil to please. The lord. Um but, yeah, talk to us. Because what you did there is you made an argument. But it was an argument embedded in the faith. Yes, And I think that's I think that's what's important is to have consciences that really are shaped by one's convictions and then to live those out as best as possible. Consistently. On. That means if we really do believe that there is a day of judgment, then we have to speak honestly about that. If we really do believe that all human beings were created in the image of God, then any suggestion that that's not true is an assault on the authority of Scripture. That doesn't mean though, that we we have tol again evaporate arguments. I mean, Bishop Bishop Curry and I Would disagree very fundamentally on some of these questions that you just mentioned about sexuality. We probably couldn't serve together. Well, we couldn't serve together in the same congregation or church. That doesn't mean That we have to see one another as a Zen Emese to be evaporated. Rather, we can have what could be very strong disagreements and arguments but still listen to one another in the public arena, So I think there's a distinction between There are certain things that a church in carrying out its mission that we have to agree on. We have to be on the on the same page on certain things in a way that we don't expect those on the outside to necessarily understand, or to agree with us about Um Bishop Curry told the story about coming together with his Friend Bishop on the other side. I hate the way we write it so binary on the other side of the issue that's also a political form an issue but through This matter of health, and you have a wonderful story about a friendship with someone who's part of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, which is actually a group that split away from the Southern Baptist Convention in part around some of these social issues and That you came together around a shared love of Wendell Berry's poetry..
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"Ooh Yeah. It's Nice I need to do more shameless promotion I guess you do. If. I haven't seen that you need. To do more of that. Woke up to reform. Reform. Evangelical meet I am met our co hosted by not Matt's Co hosted by the not quite black enough eighty ruthless not at all man I couldn't believe that. Right. Eighty was not allowed in a group because he did not have A. GR- percentage a high percentage of blackness. I. It was crazy I sent out a newsletter about this the other day. I was in this group for months like probably a year more and I never. I. Never Spoke About Social Justice because I knew I'd get kicked out instantly if I did, right So it was like a preaching group, it was a black preachers group and then somebody asked a question about expository preaching I answered and somebody. Noticed my name. And they're like, how did you get in here? You are not black. And I was like, well, you know twenty percent Nigerian. You know that kind of thing and I had like two or three defenders that were like, how could you question his blackness? But then by the end of it, kicked me out I was not black enough. A UK to recover after that. Oh Yeah. I record. So I had a feeling I was going to get kicked out. So I recorded it all live when it happened it was hilarious. I was thinking about that after your shared that it was like why people don't do that. We're not like a man you are so white or your little Tan I don't know if you can hang out in our group out of. Those conversations don't happen that used to happen, but that was back during the racist that was the dark times that everyone. To Note, even get a Tan back then. Well, there was always I I'll never forget I was watching this prison show wants in college I think it was called Oz and it was about this white supremacist gang. In prison and the guy like I guess he got beat up or something and he ended up getting. A skin graft from a black guy. But you couldn't see the black skinny just like he had it. You could tell he had it or no he he you knew he had it but you couldn't tell okay and because of the skin graft, they shunned him even though you couldn't tell like, Oh, you've got a little bit of blocks good scooter you you're not allowed in arklow anymore. That was like that was like the most backwards thing ever back in two thousand, six But you know here in twenty twenty, we're way smarter and we're way more sophisticated. So absolutely. All right. So if you guys are watching wherever you are on facebook youtube twitter, if you want to put a little message in wherever you're listening to this, we will get it but you will not be able to see the messages. If you're on the same platform, I've had some people ask about that before we are also only doing a thirty minute show because my dad's coming into town and I gotta go pick them up at the airport. So we will be Indian, a little early in having a shortage show for those of you listen on the podcasts are on. US right later. So let's just get into the first thing I. wanted to start with with a question from you guys this was on our instagram. Direct message someone was asking he and his fiancee are engaged nineteen years old and they're feeling really discouraged that people aren't Kinda supporting it and he wanted to get our advice in our thoughts on it. It's eighty. Do you have any awards wisdom for young listener? Yeah. Well, I mean listen. It sounds like it's just about the age. It's not about anything else Let's just assume that. Yeah. So if it's just about being too young to get married you know that that really is an unfortunate situation because it's just not true. You know there's there's plenty of people that get married right out of high school and There's no biblical reason why you can't get married right Outta high school. It just doesn't make any sense at all from an age perspective if you're both you know nineteen or eighteen, whatever it is that's a perfectly legitimate time to get married if there's other reasons like you know. They know you better than I? Do I mean I don't want to venture a guess into what other reason could be that you know that might be something that's worth hearing people's advice for but Yeah might advice is that you look look at the scripture like we do with everything is there any reason in the scripture that in eighteen year olds could not get married to another eighteen year old I just can't imagine what that would be right yeah or in nineteen year olds and this guy has a fulltime job I should add. So he can provide right plumber it's a good job you could. Definitely. Make it work definitely can make it work, and again I'm not saying that if there's other things that are going on here like maybe the the woman you're marrying is got three kids already kind of thing, and maybe they're like a little bit concerned about you in that situation like, okay there could be other things I'm not saying that there couldn't be reasons why you might want to take a step back. But, the agent self doesn't seem like there's really nothing wrong there. Yeah. Absolutely. Although if you do have three kids nineteen. Oh that's what I'm saying I'm saying like the other things going on but if it's just about eight in, that's it..
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"Week, southern Baptist convention leaders are gathered for their annual meeting a meeting that this year is dominated by one issue, how to address sexual abuse churches earlier this year reports emerged that nearly four hundred male southern Baptist church leaders have been accused of sexual abuse over the last two decades, yesterday, SBC pastors voted to change. It's constitution making it easier to kick out churches that do not take us claim seriously. And ESPN has launched new guidelines for leaders wrestling with the issue among those who have helped shape those guidelines is Rachel Denhellender. She's a lawyer and author and a survivor of sexual abuse. You may remember her name from the Larry Nassar case, he's the former head doctor of the US women's Olympic gymnastics team. He was sentenced last year to. Two hundred seventy five years in prison for sexual misconduct and Rachel Denhellender was the first to come forward and file a criminal complaint against him. She joins me now Rachel. Good to speak with you again. It's great to be here. Let me start with your reaction to this big vote in Birmingham this week to change the constitution of the southern Baptist convention. What do you think? I'm encouraged by the step. It makes it easier to deal with judges that have abled or covered up sexual abuse that being said it is a framework, only a framework, only what do you mean? Well, it creates a new committee by which these claims can be vetted. What we don't know yet is, who is going to be on that committee. What questions the committee will be asking as they consider, whether or not churches are in violation of ESP standards on sexual abuse. And so it really remains to be seen. What is built on that framework touch me about the culture? I'm thinking of some reporting that our religion correspondent Tom gelatin has been doing this week. He's been interviewing southern Baptist women, and they describe a culture that is resistant to change has that been your experiences. You've interacted with church leaders know the truth is, I think there's a quite significant divide. Many of the leaders that I've interacted with our very committed to change. They recognize understand the damage of. Sexual abuse. They are broken over, what is taking place that being said, there are certainly a faction within the SPCA that remains resistant to change, and that Mr. importantly, does not really understand some of the electrical misinterpretations that so often lead church leaders, mishandle, abuse misunderstanding concepts of forgiveness and grace and dealing with abuse in the church instead of relying on outside experts to handle birth the investigation in the counseling dynamics what made you take the sun. You know there are there are a lot of reasons the issue of abuses, obviously, something that is very personal to me. I have I have lived the damage I have seen the damage. In addition to that, I do come from a Christian perspective, faith perspective. And so, in many ways, this is part of my community, and you are most able to make change in the communities that you hold closest to you. You reminded me of something you told me last year I interviewed you from the court as Larry Nassar was being sentenced, and you started talking about your kids. And you told me you want your son to grow into a man who is a protector and defender, and you want your daughters to grow into warriors. Yeah. And I remember being struck by how this fight with something it felt like you needed to do for you, but also for the next generation to fill those steaks, as you work with, with the southern Baptist convention on this, I think, by large, that's the motivation for all the survivor community to protect the next generation to do what we can to ensure that this does not happen to another child, and that if it does the help and support is there for them in ways that it wasn't for us. It was you coming forward that helped open the floodgates in that case with Larry Nassar, do you believe there are other abuse cases in the southern Baptist church that have yet to come to light? Absolutely survivors live in silence for so long in one of the reasons that they do the main reason they do is because they watch how society talks about abuse, and they watch our culture, treats abuse victims. And that's one of the primary things we need to change. We have to let them know that they're safe when they come forward before they're going to be able to speak up, our cultural and societal response to those providers who have spoken up is really going to set the tone for whether or not others, feel free to come forward. And may I ask is someone who's prominently working on this within the church while obviously, wanting to respect the anonymity of people coming forward to women come to you and tell you their stories. They do all the time. And oftentimes I am the first disclosure. And I consider that an absolute privilege to be trusted with their stories. It's not something ever take for granted. Attorney and advocate. Rachel Denhellender talking there about the southern Baptist convention and her work to put in place. New guidelines for how the church handles sexual abuse, rituals, and Honda. Thank you. Thank you. Federal land managers are proposing rule changes to a landmark environmental law. They wanna fast track forest management projects like thinning and prescribed burning that they say are critical to reducing wildfire risks. Environmentalists are calling it a back door move to increase logging, which they say will do little to reduce the risk and bureau's Kirk siegler reports after last fall's deadly campfire. The Trump administration has been trying to speed up forced management projects in the name of preventing these big mega-fires now the forest service is proposing revisions to its national environmental Policy, Act, or Nita regulations for the first time in more than a decade, the change could limit reviews and public input on everything from forest thinning projects infrastructure upgrades to commercial logging. In an interview forest service chief Vicki christianson, said, most of these projects have broad support, and there needlessly stalling out. We do more in Alice's than we'd take more. Time than we made and we slow down important work to protect communities and the resources the proposed rule changes would expand so called categorical. Exclusions, it's a one key sounding term for something that's hugely controversial. That's because these exclusions allow land managers to bypass full blown environmental studies. If they've already shown, there wouldn't be a severe impact to forests John Gale's with the conservation group back country hunters and anglers. He says if applied carefully and narrowly to certain projects the exclusions could help lower the wildfire risk, but he's skeptical because the administration recently rolled back protections for clean water and wildlife habitat. We also don't want to see this become a Trojan horse for unchecked resource extraction. The forest service insists this is not about ramping up commercial logging in public forests, chief Christians pointed out that it took five hundred thirty days just to approve a project. And over grown forests near Lake Tahoe, if the rules are changed she predicts planning time for work like that could be cut in half. Where proposing more efficiency, not short, cutting any of our responsibilities for good environmental assessment and stewardship on the land. Not short cutting in fact, enhancing where we can public involvement federal agencies complain of analysis paralysis, in politicians, have long blasted what they call frivolous lawsuits that stall forest work, but another culprit, slowing down the workout on the land is budget..
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"The southern Baptist convention will be addressing sex-abuse scandals in the church by clergy and staff protesters are also planned to be out the Vatican. Says it's editing the Lord's prayer father, which often have pope Francis has approved changes to the Lord's prayer instead of saying, anita's, not into temptation, the new Catholic version of Christianity's key, prayer will now say, do not let us fall into temptation, according to the bible, Jesus taught the prayer to his disciples when they asked him, how to pray, but Princess said the old version implied, God leads humans to send, but livers from Meghan Williams, ABC, news, Rome, a growing issue in urban areas, the increasing use of electric scooters across the country often available for rent, but safety concerns, even deaths have official sounding the alarm, the mayor of Nashville says there are now four thousand scooters in his city, he wants them off the streets, if the seven scooter companies operating there don't address safety concerns of love to see them fit into to Nashville, but the way is operating in Nashville right now. We just have too much risk just last month. A twenty six year old man died there hit by vehicle while riding. The scooter Brady golf. He's family starting a petition to outlaw them. So he quote is the last victim of what they call an epidemic. ABC's. Marcy gonzales. There's nothing like meeting face to capital. One presents a thirty second audio tour of Ireland sheep berries. Go Trump castle chairman castle terming castle terming castle terminal. You know, you can actually go there when you use the Capital, One venture card. You earn unlimited double miles on every dollar you spend on every purchase which means.
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"Leaders of the southern Baptist convention say an advisory group is looking at the possibility of creating a database of sexual abusers in the clergy. This follows an investigation by to Texas newspapers that turned up hundreds of victims of sexual abuse within the denomination. The southern Baptist convention is a voluntary association. It's leaders had previously rejected creating such a database. A trial opens this morning in Pennsylvania over how prisoners receive male state prison officials changed the policy fearing drugs could get in from member station. W I T F Katie Meier reports several groups including the ACLU say this infringes inmates rights late last summer staff. Pennsylvania's state prison started reporting symptoms. The state said we're consistent with accidental drug exposure the whole system was locked down. When the corrections department finally got things back to normal. They added new security measures concerns legal mail instead of directly giving inmates letters from their lawyers there now photocopied in front of the recipients and the prison temporarily retains the original the department of corrections says the retained letters are kept secure and the practices necessary to make sure drugs don't get in that the ACLU says they can't be shared the letters aren't tampered with the federal trials expected to last at least all week for NPR news. I'm Katie Meier in Harrisburg police in Haiti have arrested. A group of foreign nationals armed with semi automatic weapons. The US State Department says it is aware of the arrests. And that some people in the group are American citizens,.