MSNBC Host Joshua Johnson did not mince his words admonishing Christian’s un-Christ-like behavior to the new president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Instead, Ed Litton agreed and took responsibility to foment change.

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“In terms of understanding what the Bible says,” Joshua Johnson said. “There’s been research including from the Pew Research Center in terms of who has the best general knowledge about the Abrahamic Faiths, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and it found that the people with the most knowledge tend to be either Jewish or Atheists and Agnostics than people who are actually practitioners of Christianity tend not to have the strongest general knowledge.”

Johnson then quoted a representative Bible verse that defines what the behavior of Christians should be like.

“There is a bible verse that keeps standing out to me,” Johnson continued. “It’s from first Peter that says that believers should always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have but to do this with gentleness and respect keeping a clear conscience. Pastor Litton, before I let you go, I have encountered way too many Christians who express zero gentlenesses and zero respect when talking to people who don’t share their views, whether it’s Atheists, Agnostics, gay people like myself, or just people who don’t share their politics. And that is not biblical. That is not scriptural. That is not what the Bible teaches believers to do. … What do you plan to do as the president of the Southern Baptist Convention to make people of faith more palatable, less contemptible, and maybe a little more Christ-like in the way they deal with the rest of the world?”

The pastor agreed with Johnson and then made the case on what he intends to do. One hopes he is successful in changing his sect.


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