Once upon a time, the Episcopal Church was known as the Republican Party at prayer. Oh, OK, it was originally the Anglican Church and it was the Tory Party at prayer. But pretty much same diff. The point is that of late the Republican Party at prayer has been the Southern Baptist Convention, and like the GOP, the SBC has fallen on hard times. Membership is down, ideological squabbling has broken out, the odd firebrand is calling on God to strike down Barack Obama.
The gang will be in Louisville next week for their annual love feast, and on the menu will be a resolution from one of their few black pastors congratulating Obama on his election as the nation’s first
African-American president and calling on Southern Baptists to pray for
him and seek God’s blessings on his administration. Break out the Bourbon!