The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is currently holding its annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. A dramatic reaction to a proposed resolution to condemn alt-right thinking and the roots of white supremacy in the SBC has brought to light a contentious issue in the largest Christian denomination in the U.S.
The annual convention is held so that members of the SBC Executive Committee can meet with the thousands of pastors, missionaries, and lay leaders of the convention. This is a time when members can do things like bring proposed resolutions before the convention to be voted on and thus adjust the course of direction for the 47,000 churches represented. This year, Dwight McKissic, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas, brought the proposed “Resolution On The Condemnation of the ‘Alt-Right’ Movement and the Roots of White Supremacy.”