Dear Southern Baptist Convention:
A new name for the denomination won’t change the perception that you’re a parochial Southern institution clinging to mid-20th century white privilege.
As long as you employ Richard Land as your “ethics” spokesman, it will be impossible for the rest of the world to perceive you as anything but a parochial Southern institution clinging to mid-20th century white privilege.
It’s long past time for Richard Land to “explore new ministry opportunities,” to “spend more time with his family,” to “follow the Lord’s leading in an exciting new direction.”
Or, even better, just announce that you’re firing him for spouting ugly, racist garbage on the radio.
Do you really want to wait until he says something even worse?
OK, then. Thanks.