SBC Leader Breaks Promise, Endorses Romney

The main political spokesman for the Southern Baptist Convention officially endorsed Republican Mitt Romney for president on Friday, despite insisting for years that he would not endorse candidates because of his SBC leadership position. Richard Land, who heads the...

Have Southern Baptists Entered Witness Protection?

One of the most popular TV series in recent years has been a weekly foray into the world of witness protection. The series, “In Plain Sight,” chronicles the efforts of U.S. marshals trying to protect witnesses of major crimes from retribution. They hide...

Land Sidesteps Plagiarism Issue at SBC Annual Meeting

As Richard Land, embattled head of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), faced Southern Baptist messengers yesterday for the first time since his controversial and plagiarized racial remarks, he quickly glossed...

Institutions Consider Plagiarism Intellectual Theft

The word “plagiarism” originated as a word for kidnapping. That’s the takeaway from a Baptist ethicist called to comment on plagiarism. The idea of passing someone else’s work off as your own has moved into popular discussion after a Southern...