Of Halloween, theologian Albert Mohler posted on Facebook “Christians need to consider that there are pagan roots to many of the holidays on our calendar, but what makes Halloween different is that it alone is a celebration of paganism and the very attempt to recover in one means or another those pagan roots.”
It's rather instructive regarding the state of the Southern Baptist
Convention, of which Mohler is one of the most influential voices, that
among the ranks of the institution's leadership there is louder
condemnation of youngsters trick or treating than of the Obama voters
and welfare leeches that attempted to burn American cities such as
Ferguson and Baltimore to the ground.
An article was published in the Fall 2015 edition of BaptistLife: the
Newsjournal of the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network titled in the table of
contents as “Loving Our Urban Neighbors”.
Interestingly there were no accompanying articles about loving our rural neighbors or even our trailerpark neighbors.
The article commenced with the following quote: “It's no question the
spring riots in the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death sparked a national
conversation about the rights of people who live in impoverished inner
city neighborhoods. Many who took to the streets simply wanted their
voices heard, their circumstances recognized, and their hopes and dreams
Later in the article, these ecclesiastical propagandists praised that
“..many of the rival gangs had come together, bonding over their shared
commitment to protect their city.”
In other words, instead of robbing and killing each other, they decided
it was probably best to loot local businesses and threaten any White
folks happening to wander into these derelict territories.
In this era, do official Southern Baptist publications go out of their
way to argue on behalf of legitimate concerns raised by the Ku Klux
Klan, the militia movement, or even the Tea Party?
Liberal readers will respond in a heated froth that how dare anyone
insinuate that grievances raised by at least the first two of that
disreputable triad be categorized as valid.
Yet these questionable associations are probably no more criminal than
the inner city gangs that the Mid-Atlantic Southern Baptist Convention
insists upon referencing as if these criminal syndicates were no
different than the Chamber of Commerce or the Kiwanis Club.
Wonder if Southern Baptist leadership would be so enthusiastic about
this “conversation” if its offices were the ones being pillaged rather
than the pharmaceutical counters of the local drugstore.
By Frederick Meekins