Narrow Southern Baptist Election Showcases Divide In Nation’s Largest Protestant Body

A pastor who endorses claims of racial “systemic injustice,” Ed Litton, has been elected president of the largest U.S. Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention. Litton’s primary opponents in the race were Mike Stone, backed by the newly formed Conservative Baptist Network (CBN), and the iconic Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Seminary. In the first round of voting,…

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