Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

David Kirkpatrick has just written the sanest thing I’ve read about the influence of Evangelicals on American politics in a long time. And it was published in . . . wait for it . . . The New York Times.

My favorite quote comes from:

“Frank Page of First Baptist Church in Taylors, S.C. [who had been elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention], campaigned on a promise to loosen up the conservatives’ tight control. He told convention delegates that Southern Baptists had become known too much for what they were against (abortion, evolution, homosexuality) instead of what they stand for (the Gospel). “I believe in the word of God,” he said after his election, “I am just not mad about it.”

Amen, Pastor Page.


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