“Racialist-ist” Richard Land remains employed, and unchastened, as the official “ethics” spokesman for the Southern Baptist Convention.
Robert Parham: “SBC Official’s Radio Rant Advances No Moral Good“
Whether one agrees or disagrees with the Sanford, Fla., police department’s handling of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, what moral good is advanced by a Southern Baptist Convention official accusing black leaders of being “race hustlers” and President Obama of pouring “gasoline on the racialist fires”?
The answer, of course, is none. No moral good is advanced.
The only thing accomplished is the feeding of the deep-seated resentment toward people of color held by some white Southern Baptists.
Yet Richard Land, the SBC’s public policy official, made reckless statements on his radio show, stoking the fires of anger toward people of color, the media and the administration.
Jim West: “Richard Land Only Represents Richard Land“
Wendell Griffen: “Does SBC Leader’s Rant Reflect God’s Love?“
You know who’s a publicity ambulance chaser? Richard Land. On behalf of all sensible Southern Baptists, we apologize for people like Richard Land. He doesn’t represent us but he sure seems bent on ruining us.
Land’s rant against civil rights leaders reminds me why I ended my relationship with the Southern Baptist Convention.
Southern Baptists opposed practically everything Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference tried to do in the name of social justice.
They denounced King for trying to desegregate buses in Montgomery, Ala.
They denounced King for pressing for voting rights for black citizens.
They denounced King for opposing the unjust U.S. war in southeast Asia.
They denounced King for standing with sanitation workers in Memphis and poor people everywhere in the cause of economic justice.
Michael R. Burch: “Richard Land’s lost at sea again“
Richard Land is at sea again, this time headlining the front page of the Tennessean after calling black religious leaders “race hustlers” and other nasty, provocative names on his “Richard Land Live!” radio show.
Land is the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. But as an ethicist, he leaves a lot to be desired, as does his church, which remains trapped in the dungeons of Dark Age bigotry and intolerance.