The New Southern Baptist Agenda by Josh Doggrell

Thomas Fleming

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June 12, 2019

The Southern Baptist Convention is meeting in Birmingham this week, and Josh Doggrell (real name of FB friend and reader)  was able to get a copy of their itinerary for Day One:

8:00-8:30: Registration and surrendering of all male testosterone and toxic masculinity at the front desk

8:30-9:30: An hour of silence where all members don blindfolds and earplugs to signify approval of the SBC's complete disregard of the FBI documents concerning MLK

9:30-9:45: Snack: "Muffins with Muslims"

9:45-10:45: HOUR OF WORSHIP!
Included: MLK, "tolerance," "diversity," soldiers, police, and women
Not Included: Christ

10:45-2:30: Buffet dinner

2:30-3:00: Presentation by Russell Moore: "New and Exciting Ways of Condemning Our Southern Heritage"

3:00-4:00: Group Work: "How to Twist Holy Scripture to Conform It to Social Justice Wars"

4:30: Adjournment to Buffet Supper

Sounds like super fun!

Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina

7 Responses

  1. Avatar James D. says:

    When is the ceremony where the SBC adds “Letter From Birmingham Jail” to the New Testament?

  2. Thomas Fleming Thomas Fleming says:

    Josh hasn’t got the program for Day Two. I’ll ask him for that.

  3. Avatar James D. says:

    With Golden Corral catering the buffet, no one will go away hungry. I was told that there will also be a bass boat and RV show in the parking lot. Come for the social justice. Stay for the raffle.

  4. Avatar Robert Peters says:

    I am quite likely one of the few Baptists who post on these fora

  5. Avatar Robert Peters says:

    I am quite likely one of the few Baptists who post on these fora. I grew up with the same pastor for nineteen years: Moses Eli Mercer. Under his leadership, the congregation at Pollock Baptist Church was not dispensationalist and not rapture-oriented. We were, within the Baptist idiom, quite orthodox and catholic, with little “o” and little “c.” Although we recited no creed, we were well within the framework of the Nicene Creed. Brother Mose, as he was affectionately known, would have taken our congregation out of the SBC had it remotely manifested the “wokeness” of the current convention. I look for only a minority of local congregations to leave the SBC today, however. Far too many of my fellow Baptists have already been picked off by the Mormons, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Seventh-Day Adventists and the entertainment industry known as the mega-church, and those picked-off-ones were among the “conservatives” among the congregations. Most of the rest will be “woke” and go utterly apostate as evidenced by the last several conventions. There are some among my friends who have become Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox. That does not, however, guarantee a good outcome when one contemplates a Rod Dreher or Frank Schaeffer. However, y’all might leave the light on for us!

  6. Thomas Fleming Thomas Fleming says:

    I believe Mr. Doggrell has spent most of his life as a Baptist. I have been to a few Baptist services over the years and once had a fine pastor from Kentucky as a neighbor. He was the one who always came running when he saw me attempting some project for which I was unqualified. I was a little bitty guy with the heart of a lion. I went to hear him preach at his church, which was only a block from our house. He preached nothing but the Gospel and common decency. I only recall his first name as “Ernest”, but five years later, after we had moved back to South Carolina, we were watching 60 Minutes, which had a segment on people standing up to the abuses of the coal companies in Kentucky. I thought it was going to be the usual leftist attack on business, but they interviewed the heroic leader of the rebels, who turned out to be none other than a Baptist preacher named Ernest, my former neighbor. I have known too many good Baptists not to be sorry for what has happened to the SBC.. Sam Francis, while a pagan in those days, saw it coming and his article on the SBC’s volte-face on slavery was the beginning of the end of his newspaper career.

  7. Thomas Fleming Thomas Fleming says:

    PS Not many people are aware that Mel Bradford remained a Baptist, though conversion to the Episcopal Church would have been an excellent career move.