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A Lot of SBC Leaders Are Upset at Mike Pence’s Convention Speech Today


Today, Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting, and the speech has become instantly controversial.

Instead of just talking about faith, evangelism, the Church or theology, Pence got very political. The director of Bibles & Reference at LifeWay called it “a full-blown campaign speech.”

The denomination’s newly-named president JD Greear issued a statement on Twitter saying, “I know that sent a terribly mixed signal. We are grateful for civic leaders who want to speak to our Convention—but make no mistake about it, our identity is in the gospel and our unity is in the Great Commission. Commissioned missionaries, not political platforms, are what we do.”

Other leaders in attendance also took to Twitter to express their displeasure with a blatantly political speech taking over the convention:

You can see the entire speech below.

(H/T Christian Post)

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