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MO Baptist Convention Stumping for Republicans

Postby Blake » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:24 pm

Via Brian Kaylor, this piece recently ran in Ethics Daily. This is what disgusts me with SBC polity: nothing with teeth can be done to correct the situation. Everyone hides behind autonomy. The MBC has been at these shenanigans constantly over the last several years. No reprimand will ever be forthcoming from the SBC annual meeting or probably any other state convention or entity for such a blatant disregard for separation of church and state and Christian fellowship and unity. If we can't keep each other accountable or enforce any semblance of church discipline then how can the term "Southern Baptist" have any meaning whatsoever?
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Re: MO Baptist Convention Stumping for Republicans

Postby Jerry_B » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:02 pm

There's no need for discipline if you're in agreement....right?!?!
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Re: MO Baptist Convention Stumping for Republicans

Postby Haruo » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:11 pm

Blake wrote:Via Brian Kaylor, this piece recently ran in Ethics Daily. This is what disgusts me with SBC polity: nothing with teeth can be done to correct the situation. Everyone hides behind autonomy. The MBC has been at these shenanigans constantly over the last several years. No reprimand will ever be forthcoming from the SBC annual meeting or probably any other state convention or entity for such a blatant disregard for separation of church and state and Christian fellowship and unity. If we can't keep each other accountable or enforce any semblance of church discipline then how can the term "Southern Baptist" have any meaning whatsoever?

Oh, but you can enforce church discipline as long as the issue is women's ordination or gays' marriages.
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Re: MO Baptist Convention Stumping for Republicans

Postby Neil Heath » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:27 pm

The MBC is apparently totally unaware of the rules regarding church endorsement of candidates, otherwise I would have to assume they are totally devoid of ethics, scruples, morals, etc.

I do agree with executive director Yeats when he said:
"Our nation has been intentionally deceived and is racing toward destruction," Yeats said later in his address. "And if we do not change paths now, the nation, the culture that we love and know is going to be lost forever. We have a responsibility as believers to vote our values."


But I completely differ with him on who is doing the deceiving. I plan to vote my values next week, but I suspect they are in direct contradiction to what he's voting for.
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Re: MO Baptist Convention Stumping for Republicans

Postby Ed Pettibone » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:14 am

Ed: Do we know that any Democrats have asked to be included in these tours and been refused.
If not I would judge the events to be legitimate. Again there are times that Kaylor needs to practice his own advice and For God's sake shut up or make his case that there are actual violations of the IRS regulations.
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Re: MO Baptist Convention Stumping for Republicans

Postby Dave Roberts » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:49 am

I wonder what all this political posturing in MO does for presenting the gospel to those who don't know Christ? :brick:
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Re: MO Baptist Convention Stumping for Republicans

Postby Haruo » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:44 am

Looks like Akin is pulling closer to his opponent.
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