A black Southern Baptist minister is calling out his colleagues and accusing them of being “whores for Trump,” setting off a wave of hypocritical denials from the very people who have supported the thrice-married sexual philanderer who has expressed sexual attraction to his own daughter, Ivanka, when she was only 13.
Kevin Smith is the pastor at Family Church in Palm Beach and also the former executive director of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware, and he spoke at the first day of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), accusing some ministers of losing their minds when Barack Obama was elected president in 2012, and yet were eager to embrace the deeply-flawed Trump:
“I think some Southern Baptists lost their minds when a black man was elected president — not all, but some. I think some Southern Baptists were unloving to Black people beginning in 2012 with the killing of Trayvon Martin.
“I don’t mean agree about politics or policy … I just mean giving a darn that somebody else is hurting who is supposed to be your brother or sister in Christ, and I think some Southern Baptists just bent over and became political whores with this whole Trump stuff.”
But that was too much truth for many attendees at the SBC, with Protestia.com almost foaming at the mouth as it reacted to what Smith had said:
Not one panelist rebuked him for his insults and incendiary statements. No one corrected him for suggesting that the “some” weren’t regulated to a handful of isolated yokel hillfolk, but rather make up a large and significant minority. He had no proof that the SBC is filled with this rampant, overt racism that rears its ugly head because of a black man getting in power, and not because Obama is a Democrat with awful policies. In a mark of true leadership, all stayed quiet and let that linger for the rest of the panel.
As far as becoming political whores and bending over so the bad orange man could impregnate us with racial ideologies, this is not the winsomeness that he was insisting we emulate during his later conference talk that he gave in front of the whole convention, making him quite the hypocrite.
But the facts couldn’t be clearer, and they support what Reverend Smith said and completely demolish what Southern Baptists would have us believe. For example:
- It took the SBC until 2009 to finally admit that slavery was wrong and a sin.
- Southern Baptists were indeed highly critical of President Obama, even though he was a family man, had been married for decades, and helped raise two brilliant, accomplished daughters. Some of them even prayed for Obama’s death.
As we say in the South when someone is particularly upset by a criticism that cuts them to the bone, A hit dog always hollers.