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By Milton Quintanilla
In the past week, two pastors with opposing approaches to racial issues have entered the race to become the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Christianity Today reports.
Mike Stone, the former chairman of the Executive Committee of the SBC and the leader of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear, Georgia received his nomination last week. Following the nomination, Stone immediately was endorsed by Pastor Tom Ascol, the president of Founder’s Ministries. Gerald Harris, a retired editor of the Christian Index, also endorsed Stone as they both belong to the steering council of the Conservative Baptist Network.
Both Founders and the Conservative Baptist Network have been amongst the most vocal critics to the SBC’s embrace of critical race theory and social justice, despite being “within the mainstream of conservative theology” at face value. Click here to continue reading.