March 14, 2012

Will Southern Baptists Walk the Walk on Race?

Bob Allen, Associated Baptist Press

A New Orleans pastor seeking to become the Southern Baptist Convention’s first black president says his election would add credibility to a 1995 resolution that apologized for the denomination’s past support of slavery and segregation. 

Fred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, said March 11 on NPR’s “All Things Considered” that since adopting a Resolution On Racial Reconciliation On The 150th Anniversary Of The Southern Baptist Convention in Atlanta, the nation’s second-largest faith group has tried to let the public know it “is not just a convention that … is lily white and that is not open to folk who are not white.”

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