Southern Baptists oppose Confederate flag

The Southern Baptist Convention on Tuesday urged Christians to stop displaying the Confederate battle flag, recognizing that it is perceived by many as a “symbol of hatred, bigotry and racism” that offends millions of people….

…They also changed the call for Christians to “consider prayerfully whether to limit, or even more so, discontinue” the flag’s display. The final version approved by delegates simply asks Christians to discontinue its use…

…At the same time, the thousands of delegates to the meeting also adopted a resolution seeking protection for the religious liberties of those who oppose gay marriage and transgender bathroom access.

“We stand in solidarity with those whose jobs, professions, businesses, ministries, schools, and personal freedoms are threatened because their consciences will not allow them to recognize, promote, or participate in activities associated with unbiblical marriage,” the resolution states.