A Good Week for the Southern Baptists

Commonweal‘s Luke Hill writes about the recent news coming out of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), America’s largest Protestant denomination. In the same week that the Rev. Fred Luter was elected the denomination’s first African-American president,¬†SBC’s Richard Land joined other leading evangelicals in calling for comprehensive immigration reform. “For Commonweal Catholics,” writes Hill, “all of this is cause for celebration not, I would submit, because each of these actions can be seen as ‘liberal’ within the confines of American politics (though they can be), but because each one is a sign of the Holy Spirit moving among our Southern Baptist brothers and sisters, helping them to grow beyond the prejudices and assumptions they inherited.”

 

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