Thursday, March 13, 2008

Steeplejacking Underway in Lawton

Some of the lay people at First Baptist Church in Lawton, Oklahoma are dismayed at the fundamentalist takeover tactics they observed as their church recently elected a pulpit committee. Fundamentalists within the church organized and campaigned to elect a select slate of persons to place on the pulpit committee. When the votes were cast, persons who have not attended the church in years showed up to vote for the fundamentalists' slate.

Result -- the pulpit committee of this moderate church is overwhelmingly dominated by fundamentalists and every member is over the age of fifty.

There's a reason why fundamentalists in the Southern Baptist Convention are facing increasing dissension among young pastors and lay people. When they get their hands on the jugular, they keep on choking until they die. There are Southern Baptist churches dying on every hill in America.

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