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Southern Baptist Leaders Respond to Black Minister Lawrence Ware’s Op-ed In ‘The New York Times’ Detailing his Decision To Leave the Denomination Over ‘Alt-Right’ Denouncement Controversy

A black academic from Oklahoma is renouncing his Southern Baptist ordination because of the massive support for Donald Trump within the denomination, and alleges the SBC is "complicit" in the rise of the alt-right. Yet noted SBC leaders believe he is furthering a misleading narrative that does not reflect the

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Oklahoma State University Diversity Coordinator Lawrence Ware Writes Op-Ed In ‘New York Times’ on Why He Is Leaving the Southern Baptist Convention

The first time I was called a nigger to my face was by a fellow camper at a Southern Baptist Convention retreat near Oklahoma City. I was 13, and it was 1995. Devastated, I complained to a counselor who suggested I pray for the ability to turn the other cheek.

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Author Brian MacLaren Tells Baptists They Shouldn’t be Surprised by Rise of Alt-Right Extremists: ‘We Weren’t So Great Before 1991’

Christians in the United States are rightly concerned about the rise of extremist groups like the alt-right, but they shouldn’t be so surprised, public theologian Brian McLaren said in a June 29 keynote address at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly in Atlanta. (more…)

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Thousands of Christians Ought to be Praying for Trump When Thousands of Witches Are Casting Spells on Trump

Thousands of witches gathered at midnight Wednesday to cast spells on President Donald Trump as part of a summer solstice ritual. (more…)

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Evangelical Pastor Suggests SBC Was ‘Played’ Into Condemning Alt-Right White Supremacy

Doug Wilson, pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, suggested Monday that the Southern Baptist Convention was "played" into condemning the alt-right white supremacy movement at their recently concluded annual meeting, arguing that the politically correct decision will only serve as more fuel for the extremist group. (more…)

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LISTEN – Big Tent Revival: Russell Moore, Pastor Dwight McKissic, and Christena Cleveland Discuss Southern Baptists’ Challenging Their Racist History on NPR

This year’s annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention got heated over a resolution that demanded the official denouncement of white nationalism and the alt-right. The resolution was put forward but not actively considered until outcry picked up, and a revised resolution was ultimately accepted. (more…)

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WATCH: Pastor Dwight McKissic Discusses Drama Over Resolution Condemning White Supremacy, Alt-Right Movement at the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention on “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AinnmdWcRM&feature=youtu.be The Southern Baptist Convention finally hears and passes a resolution condemning white supremacy and the Alt-Right movement. _ Want more Roland Martin? Watch NewsOne Now every weekday morning starting at 7AM ET on TV One. I'll be on @tvonetv at 7:50am with @rolandsmartin discussing the #SBC Alt-right resolution. #newsonenow #TuneIn #whitesupremacy #ABFF2017— Dwight

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‘The Atlantic”s Emma Green Details How a Resolution Condemning White Supremacy Caused ‘All Hell To Break Loose’ at the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention

At its annual meeting, the evangelical denomination initially declined to consider a statement of its opposition to the alt-right. (more…)

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H.B. Charles Jr. Reflects on the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention In Phoenix After Being Unanimously Elected as First Black President of SBC Pastors’ Conference and New Trustee of SBTS

The 2017 SBC Pastors' Conference proved historic on many levels including the unanimous election of H.B. Charles Jr., pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., as the conference's first black president. (more…)

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Dr. Steve Gaines gives the president's address during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Ed Stetzer: ‘Too Many Southern Baptists Were On the Wrong Side of Fire Hoses in Birmingham; We Need to Get On the Right Side of the Rising Tide of Racism’

A national meeting of Southern Baptists will consider condemning the political movement known as the "alt-right" amid an uproar over the denomination's commitment to confronting prejudice. (more…)

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After Backlash Following Southern Baptists’ Decision Not to Consider Pastor Dwight McKissic’s Resolution Against “Alt-Right,” Convention Officials Will Bring it to the Floor for Vote Today

A Southern Baptist Convention proposal to condemn a white nationalist group drew some backlash during the convention’s annual meeting on Tuesday when a committee first declined to bring a proposed resolution to a vote. But Southern Baptist leaders worked on the language late last night, and the convention will vote Wednesday at

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Charlottesville On Edge Again as KKK Wants To Rally In Town

When torch-wielding white nationalists gathered in front of a Confederate statue in downtown Charlottesville, Va., last month, Mayor Michael Signer worried that the event harkened back to “the days of the KKK.” (more…)

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Rev. Dwight McKissic Proposes Resolution on The Condemnation of The “Alt-Right” Movement and The Roots of White Supremacy to the 2017 SBC Phoenix Convention

Resolution on the Condemnation of the “Alt-Right” Movement and the Roots of White Supremacy” Submitted to the SBC Phoenix Convention 2017 by William Dwight McKissic, Sr. (more…)

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Violence, Arrests at Auburn University Before Richard Spencer Gives Speech Advocating White Supremacy

At least three people were arrested and at least one was left bloodied after dueling demonstrations outside Auburn University's James E. Foy Hall turned raucous before Richard Spencer spoke there Tuesday night. (more…)

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IRS Strips Prominent White Nationalist Richard Spencer’s Nonprofit of Tax-exempt Status

The Internal Revenue Service has stripped prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer’s nonprofit of its tax-exempt status because the group failed to file tax returns, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. (more…)

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