Some Southern Baptists don’t like their name

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Some Southern Baptist pastors aren’t thrilled with the regional description in their denomination’s name. A new LifeWay Research poll shows that 27 percent of Southern Baptist senior pastors strongly or somewhat agreed with the statement, “Having the name ‘Southern’ in the ‘Southern Baptist Convention’ is a hindrance to the work of SBC churches.” Not everyone […]

  • Asinus Gravis

    In the light of what the leaders of the SBC have been doing for the last 30 years it is not in the least surprising that many, including a number of SBC pastors, find the name rather off-putting.

    But their name is the least of their problems.

    There is their politics that are a repudiation of the Prophets and Jesus. It is their theology that is a repudiation of best available Biblical scholarship of the last century. It is their patriarchal outlook–with its inherent sexism–in and out of church matters, that shows them to be obdurantly uninformed. It is their homophobia that is both uninformed and highly offensive that causes them serious problems. And on and on the problems go.

    It is not surprising that a number of ambitious pastors have not only dropped the term “Southern” from the names of their churches, but many have also dropped the name “Baptist” as well. So much for truth in advertising!