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Baptists’ Top Ethics Official Announces Retirementposted on August 2, 2012
Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has announced that he will retire next year, reports Travis Loller for The Associated Press. The president of the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission (ERLC) for almost 25 years, “Land has become the most visible spokesman for the nation’s largest Protestant denomination,” writes Loller. However just months ago, Land was forced to apologize and end his popular radioshow after he made what the board of the ERLC called “hurtful, irresponsible, insensitive, and racially charged’’ comments regarding the Trayvon Martin case.