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Kamala Harris called Jezebel by some Southern Baptist pastors

Kamala Harris called Jezebel by some Southern Baptist pastors

At least two Southern Baptist pastors have in recent days called Vice President Kamala Harris a Jezebel. One is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention’s executive committee.

In addition to the old and new testament references to Jezebel as a powerful, evil, and promiscuous woman, Jezebel is also a racist trope.

Religion News Service:

On Jan. 22, Tom Buck, pastor of First Baptist Church of Lindale, Texas, equated Kamala Harris with the biblical Jezebel.

“I can’t imagine any truly God-fearing Israelite who would’ve wanted their daughters to view Jezebel as an inspirational role model because she was a woman in power,” Buck tweeted.

Then on Thursday, Steve Swofford, of Rockwall First Baptist Church in Texas, preached about President Biden, calling him “cognitively dysfunctional,” and adding:

“What if something happens to him? Jezebel has to take over — Jezebel Harris; isn’t that her name?”

Swofford is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention’s executive committee, “the group that runs the business of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination outside its annual meetings.”

RNS’s story explains the significance of Jezebel in the Bible, and the racism of white supremacists.

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Jeanne

I would put money on the fact that neither one of them know her. Is it a race issue? A gender issue? What happened to, “love one another as I have loved you?”

Scott Arnold

Why would anyone be surprised by such comments from a denomination that has bought into replacing Christianity with nationalism.

Marshall Scott
  • Having grown up, as I sometimes say, breathing Southern Baptist air, this is not a great shock. I don’t expect it represents most Southern Baptists by any means, but it is certainly objectionable.
Kurt T Hill

Frankly, why should we Episcopalians care what any of those Baptist bozos think about anything..?

beverley

Because they influence other people. Simple as that.

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