CONSIDER THIS: Southern Baptist Convention Shows Grace - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

CONSIDER THIS: Southern Baptist Convention Shows Grace

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It’s amazing how people can dig in their heels to defend a symbol that has come to represent hate and bigotry. It is reminiscent of a time when people defended slavery.

Looking back its so disturbing and sad to think  it was acceptable to “own” another person.

The current Mississippi flag has only one place in today’s world, and that place is a museum. Thankfully, the Southern Baptist Convention gets it. The group recently passed an amendment calling on its brothers and sisters in Christ to discontinue the display of the Confederate battle flag as a sign of solidarity of the whole body of Christ, including our African American brothers and sisters.

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Southern Baptist Churches operate independently so these resolutions are non-binding. However, in nearly every case the church respects and follows the guidelines established by the group. There are Southern Baptist churches in every state of the country; in Mississippi it is the dominate denomination.

With its large base of members and significant influence, this progressive move could be the catalyst necessary to finally change our state’s flag. For hundreds of thousands of people, that would be an answered prayer.

How appropriate it would be that the Southern Baptist Convention was key in making that happen.

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