Buried deep within this article in which a few Southern Baptists who are homeschooling their kids want the other Southern Baptists to join the ignorance parade (Jesus was a gay-hatin’ dinosaur rider…that kind of stuff) is this little tidbit:
Also Wednesday, the SBC unofficially barred members who drink alcohol from serving as trustees or members of any SBC entity.
The ban, part of a larger anti-alcohol resolution that was easily approved by delegates, was proposed by Jim Richards, executive director of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. While stopping short of officially preventing drinkers from serving, it “urges” that no one be elected or appointed to SBC offices if that person is “a user of alcohol.”
“Use of alcohol as a beverage can and does impede the message of Jesus Christ” that Southern Baptists are trying to spread, Richards said.
I’m not saying that the belief in a cloud-borne cosmic recluse might go down a bit better after a drink or two, but is sure can’t hurt.