Texas Baptist Forum: God & politics


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God & politics

I would like to express my thanks and appreciation for the example Rick Warren (Sept. 1) has set during these pre-election campaigns.

E-mails now are being used like the swift boat ads of the past. Do you really believe this pleases God? Most of these are nothing but gossip and half-truths, and many are written by people who have given their lives to Jesus Christ.

I believe all should look at what each candidate brings to the table, bathed with prayer, and vote.

Any other way causes anger and separation from the very ones we are trying to witness to.

James Poage

Grand Prairie

I found the article about Christine Wicker (July 7) and progressives interesting. She is obviously campaigning for the candidate of color and trying to disguise her preference as the right way and the opposite view as racism. When half the population of the United States supports the candidate of color, there is no racial issue going on.

What is going on is the other half of the voters do not agree with his political views. They don’t want the most liberal senator in the Congress as their leader.

This is not racism.  Skin color is not the issue. Policy ideas are the issue.

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This is the land of liberty and freedom, or did that change and no one told me?

Jean Whitmore

Okinawa, Japan

Women in leadership

Now that the fight is over in the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and the moderates have won, it will be business as usual. No women deacons and “senior pastors.”

We have a long way to go before we lose the “fundamentalist” label. At some point, the individual churches must stop acting like fundamentalists. If we drop the ball and do not allow women to become deacons and ministers, then the Southern Baptist Convention will have won.

Shirley Taylor


More Baylor

Well, it looks like the power of the pen—or editorial—worked (Aug. 25), and apparently from your editorial regarding the selection of David Garland as Baylor University’s interim president (Sept. 1), you are happy with the choice.

I think it quite ironic that the same accolades in your editorial about Garland were used for another Truett Seminary dean when chosen to lead Baylor University.

You see, the real problem is not the president but the people who select the president. The problem originates from the 1990 takeover of Baylor by an elitist group. As long as this elitist group controls Baylor, it can never reach its full potential.

Mac Galloway


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