Are Southern Baptists bigoted and un-American? On more than one occasion Richard Land, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberties Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention has stated that raising questions about a presidential candidate’s religion is both bigoted and un-American. Yet, most of the Southern Baptists whom I know are very concerned about this matter. It seems ungrateful at best for Land to take the contributions.
This is the question that was running through my head when I recently attended a forum at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, entitled, ‘The Grindstone: Sharp, Theological Discussions On Topics That Matter’. The topic for the evening was ‘The Christian and Politics’ and it featured special guest panelist Richard Land.