Alright, I’m from the north plus a little too young to remember clearly; but even I know there was a time when certain religions agreed brown people were inferior because the Bible told them. And that God occasionally spoke to various members of their churches and assured them they were in fact, correct.
So I’m really puzzled by this week’s headlines:
NEW ORLEANS — The Southern Baptist Convention voted Tuesday to elect its first African-American president in one of its biggest steps yet to reconcile the 167-year-old denomination’s troubled racial past and appeal to a more diverse group of believers.
I’m not necessarily puzzled by the fact any organization needs to drop the hate in order to stay alive in an ever more inclusive society. And I’m not overly surprised that an organization that formed exclusively because God and the Bible told them slavery was His will has now elected as its President someone who 150 years ago would have been all but shunned by the church.
What I am puzzled by is: What’s going to happen to all the people who went to hell because they didn’t think brown people were inferior? Or all the people who went to hell because they dated or (gasp) married a brown person? How ’bout all the people burning in the fires of hell because they helped end slavery?
Will they be excused from eternal damnation?
Will God say “Never mind” and let them into Heaven after all?
Do you suppose God knew what he was doing when he created people that were different and the humans had it wrong for a ton of years?
Today’s Gay Agenda: It saddens me the number of people who with all their hearts believe being gay or in a loving relationship with someone of the same gender is a ticket to hell.
Because God and the Bible have made it very clear to them.
Just as clear as He made it to those who formed the Southern Baptist Convention 167 years ago.