Thanks to Dr. Mike Kear at the Emmaus Theory blog for keeping an eye on the developments at the East Waynesville Baptist Church in North Carolina. That is the church whose pastor booted nine members out of church for not following his directives when voting in the U.S. presidential election last fall.
The pastor/political boss resigned, but not before Baptist Press printed articles defending him and his actions. Dr. Mike has written a scathing response to the Baptist Press articles.
It is ironic that a moderate Baptist pastor is declaring discussions about the separation of church and state as "too political" for his church at the very same moment that the Southern Baptist Convention openly supports political electioneering at their churches.