Black People Politics : Southern Baptists elect 1st black president !!????

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    I had to post this because it just blew my mind that the leader for all of this time was REALLY A WHITE MAN !!!!....AND OUR PEOPLE BEEN GOING TO CHURCH FOLLOWING A WHITE MAN !!!


    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At the end of the day Wednesday, the presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention will pass to an African-American pastor for the first time.
    The nation's largest Protestant denomination voted Tuesday to elect the Rev. Fred Luter Jr. to lead them, an important step for a denomination that was formed on the wrong side of slavery before the Civil War and had a reputation for supporting segregation and racism during much of the last century.
    In a news conference after the vote, Luter said he doesn't think his election is some kind of token gesture.
    "If we stop appointing African-Americans, Asians, Hispanics to leadership positions after this, we've failed," he said. "... I promise you I'm going to do all that I can to make sure this is not just a one-and-done deal."
    Faced with declining membership, the SBC has been making efforts to appeal to a more diverse group of believers.
    Some Southern Baptists also believe a proposal to adopt an optiona
     
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