Carter and Clinton Organizing The Baptists

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    Carter, Clinton organizing moderate Baptists
    COALITION WOULD BE 20 MILLION STRONG
    By Alan Cooperman
    Washington Post


    WASHINGTON - Former presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton are leading an effort to forge dozens of small and medium-size, black and white Baptist organizations into a robust coalition that would serve as a counterweight to the conservative Southern Baptist Convention.

    The giant SBC, with more than 16 million members, has long dominated the political, theological and social landscape among Baptists, often spawning resentment among smaller Baptist groups. It also has been closely aligned with the Republican Party.

    The new coalition, which is Carter's brainchild, would give moderate Baptists a stronger collective voice and could provide Democrats greater entree into the Baptist community. But Carter and other organizers are trying to walk a fine line, insisting that the alliance is not directly political while touting its potential to recast the role of religion in the public square.

    ``We hope . . . to emphasize the common commitments that bind us together rather than to concentrate on the divisive issues that separate us,'' Carter said. ``There's too much of an image in the Baptist world, and among non-Christians, that the main, permeating characteristic of Christian groups is animosity toward one another and an absence of ability to cooperate in a spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood.''

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    This is what happens when the REAL Christians take over!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    So could this split the baptist into 2 groups now? liberal and conservatives?
     
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    When the real Christians take over, religion is not subjugated to politics on either side.
     
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    If you were looking at the polls it would say you are wrong. Note word poll here for sake of the debate. I agree politics shouldn't have a dog in the fight but now days more than ever when religion and sect come up then politics is not far behind.
     
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    I'd love to hear Clinton and Carter explain to Baptists why there should be abortion-on-demand and why homosexuality should be promoted in our society.


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