Religion | Delegates to the denomination’s annual convention urge members not to fly what many consider a racist symbol
by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/15/16, 04:22 pm
The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, overwhelmingly approved a resolution Tuesday calling on their 15.3 million members to stop displaying the Confederate flag.
SBC president Ronnie Floyd urged delegates to the denomination’s annual convention in St. Louis to think about the issue from a spiritual perspective.
“I believe the issue of racism is from Satan and his demonic forces of hell,” he said. “It is an assault on the gospel of Jesus Christ.”