May 22, 2008

Will SBC Leadership Show Moral Courage?

Prominent Southern Baptist authors Voddie Baucham, Jr. and Bruce N. Shortt want to know. Says Shortt:
Most of our churches and other Christian organizations have refused to acknowledge that children in government schools are being inundated by a cascading torrent of spiritual and moral pathologies. Instead of boldly stating the truth about government schools, the church's voice has been hesitant and compromised by the public school tares within our congregations and organizations. Now, we are confronted with a calamity in California that will not allow pastors and other leaders to mouth the usual evasions about 'our schools are different' or 'our children are salt and light.' Under the new legislation, no school in California is permitted to be 'different.' The question today is whether the SBC leadership can find the moral courage to do something.