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Richard Land’s Future with Baptists May Hinge on Report

posted on May 31, 2012

Richard Land presides over the Southern Baptists’ Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, but “there’s a possibility that Land could lose his job,” reports Bob Smietana at The Tennessean. A committee for the Southern Baptist Convention is investigating Land for remarks surrounding the Trayvon Martin shooting and allegations he plagiarized those remarks. The committee’s report is set to be released by Friday. Smietana interviews the Rev. Fred Luter, who may become the first African-American Southern Baptist president next month. “He called Land a smart man who made a dumb mistake with his Trayvon Martin comments. ‘I don’t think you should throw out a lifetime of doing good because of one mistake,’ he said.”

Read at The Tennessean