Looks like now they got rid of all the durn libruhls and homersexuals, Souther Baptists have a new target- each other:
After purging liberals from their ranks, Southern Baptist conservatives who won control of their denomination are taking aim at each other.
The Rev. Wade Burleson, a Baptist leader from Oklahoma, says fellow conservatives who crusaded to elect only leaders who believe the Bible is literally true are carrying their campaign too far, targeting Southern Baptists who disagree with them on other issues.
These leaders, he wrote on his blog, are “following the same battle plan conservatives used to defeat liberalism,” and have started a “war” for the future of the SBC.
Mr. Burleson’s postings may have cost him a leadership role in the denomination. Trustees of the Southern Baptist international missionary agency took the first step this month toward ousting him from their board, accusing him of “broken trust” for writing about a meeting on his Web site.
What started the purge? You won’t believe it:
Mr. Burleson first rankled the board over an obscure policy change: Trustees of the International Mission Board voted in November to bar future missionaries from using a “private prayer language,” or speaking in tongues in private. Previously, missionaries were discouraged from speaking in tongues publicly, but their private prayer was not monitored.
I wonder what their thoughts on snake-handling are, and whether this will be the cause for another purge.
(h/t The Carpetbagger)