Not That Kind of Baptist

My life as a Baptist is a positive one. I am pastor of a congregation that is loving, accepting and desirous of presenting the gospel as good news. Unfortunately, not all Baptists experience such a positive and loving environment. Because I belong to this wonderful,...

Vines’ Anti-Islamic Remarks Put Missionaries at Risk

As news spreads throughout the Islamic world via IslamOnline.net, MuslimNews.co.uk and Islam.org about the Rev. Jerry Vines’ anti-Islamic remarks at last week’s annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, many fear his words may make an already...

White House Remains Silent about Vines’ Remarks

President Bush’s recent praise of Southern Baptists as champions of religious tolerance seemed tarnished in light of anti-Islamic comments made by the Rev. Jerry Vines of Florida during his June 10 address to pastors. Vines told the audience, “Islam was...

Vines’ Speech Tarnishes Golden Rule

Southern Baptist fundamentalists continued their hateful attack on non-Christian religions this week at their annual convention, meeting in St. Louis. Former SBC president Jerry Vines told pastors “Islam was founded by Muhammad, a demon-possessed pedophile who...