Guest editorial: Why a racially insensitive photo by Southwestern Seminary profs matters

(Photo: Screen shot of Barry McCarty's tweet by @JonathanMerritt via Twitter)

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A Southern Baptist seminary professor on Tuesday, April 25, posted a jaw-dropping photo on Twitter that has resurfaced questions for white evangelicals and their attitudes about race.

The picture, posted by Barry McCarty, a professor of preaching and rhetoric at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas, appears to show five white professors dressed in hoodies, gold chains, bandannas and caps. Several of them are pictured posing with fingers pointed like guns and McCarty appears to be holding a gun in his hand. The words “Notorious S.O.P.” (School Of Preaching) are scrawled across the top. …

Read the full story at The Washington Post.

 


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