Southern Baptist President J.D. Greear retires gavel used by a slave owner who supported the Confederacy – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2020/06/10/southern-baptist-gavel-greear/

Always fun when a statement doesn’t quite mean what you’d like it to mean.

«Mohler, who is widely expected to become the next president of the SBC when Baptists meet in Nashville in 2021, said that the convention probably could not use any gavel from the time period of its founding because many leaders at the time supported slavery or held slaves.»

“We can’t not use historical artifacts, because all of our history is racist!”

(I’m guessing if they’re only now getting around to retiring a single wooden gavel, they have a LONG way to go.)

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