Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Another Small Step to One United America: Southern Baptist Convention Urges Members to Remove the Rebel Flag from Church
The Southern Baptist Convention, which was born to preserve slavery and only apologized for that position in 1995, has taken another step toward the national mainstream: proposing to ban the rebel flag from its sanctuaries.
The SBC is a congregational polity, so it lacks the authority to require its member congregations to do anything. But the convention as a whole has taken a stand, and urges its thousands of local branches to follow suit.