Southern Baptists’ LifeWay apologizes for ‘offensive’ curriculum

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Thom Rainer, president of Southern Baptist retailer LifeWay Christian Resources, has apologized for publishing Vacation Bible School material nearly 10 years ago that "used racial stereotypes that offended many in the Asian American community."  Photo by Bill Bangham, courtesy Baptist Press

Thom Rainer, president of Southern Baptist retailer LifeWay Christian Resources, has apologized for publishing Vacation Bible School material nearly 10 years ago that "used racial stereotypes that offended many in the Asian American community." Photo by Bill Bangham, courtesy Baptist Press

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(RNS) "What Rainer and LifeWay have done by acknowledging the error publicly, even nine years later, is to demonstrate that it is never too late to do the right thing and to pursue reconciliation," said author and speaker Helen Lee.