"But Land contends Bush has lost less support from Southern Baptists than 'virtually any other constituency.' The Nashville-based SBC is the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. with over 16 million members.A man of personal faith who wants to torture and not be questioned about it. A man of faith who misleads the American public on how badly Iraq is going, and looks the other way while Afghanistan slides back under the Taliban.
'I don't think there's any question that the vast majority of Southern Baptists still strongly support this president and his policies,' Land said.
Southern Baptists have been among the most vocal of conservative Christian groups in support of the Bush administration.
The president has spoken by video link to the Southern Baptist national convention three times in recent years and outgoing SBC President Jack Graham called the president 'a man of personal faith whose leadership is great for America.'"
But a big old "thumbs up" to the SBC for sticking to their guns. Nothing like repeating your old cover story as if it is still true. Nothing like ignoring torture and incompetence. Hey, who the hell cares about those things, anyway? Well, evidently the SBC. As long as they get a few occasional "people are praying for me" or "I trust God" or "Jesus is my favorite philosopher," they will "stay the course."