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Op-Ed: New Southern Baptist Official Vows to Continue Protection of Democratic Voters

Added 09-27-22 08:45:03pm EST - “While destructive policies take their toll on our nation, Southern Baptist elites are protecting the political party responsible.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Op-Ed: New Southern Baptist Official Vows to Continue Protection of Democratic Voters”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Brent Leatherwood, former executive director of the Tennessee Republican Party, has been tapped to replace Democrat Russell Moore as chief ethicist of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.

Having twice voted 80+ percent for Donald Trump, evangelicals and Southern Baptists are the largest reliably conservative voting bloc in America.

Will rank-and-file Southern Baptists find in Leatherwood an advocate who will represent their moral convictions to policymakers as Moore did for the small contingent of progressive Baptists?

As head of the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Moore repeatedly found Democratic talking points to incorporate into his own, from nonchalance about the open southern border to suspicion of patriotism to validation of same-sex attraction. Moore also said that evangelicals who vote for Trump have to deny everything they believe as Christians to do so.

But surely Leatherwood, four years a paid GOP operative, will give voice to the long-disenfranchised conservatives who fill Baptist churches. One would think so, but when Leatherwood introduced himself as the denomination’s new chief ethicist, he struck a different note: “I will say it’s not my role to bind anyone’s conscience in terms of how to vote.”

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