Friday, December 23, 2005

Southern Baptists and Intelligent Design

If there was any doubt whether Southern Baptists officially endorse Intelligent Design, Richard Land has laid those doubts to rest. Here's a quote about the ID decision in Dover from yesterday's Washington Post:

"This decision is a poster child for a half-century secularist reign of terror that's coming to a rapid end with Justice Roberts and soon-to-be Justice Alito," said Richard Land, who is president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and is a political ally of White House adviser Karl Rove. "This was an extremely injudicious judge who went way, way beyond his boundaries -- if he had any eyes on advancing up the judicial ladder, he just sawed off the bottom rung."

Richard Land is issuing American judges the same kind of threats that were used during the Fundamentalist takeover of the SBC to warn ambitious Southern Baptist pastors and educators that their livelihoods were on the line.

We haven't seen the last of Intelligent Design. Southern Baptists' chief political organizer just gave notice that America's largest non-protestant denomination intends to settle the issue at the ballot box.

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