Race in the race

Ethics Daily, a Baptist site, has posted an interesting editorial on the Tennessee Senate race. The race pits Rep. Harold Ford, a black, Baptist Democrat against Bob Corker, a white Republican. By most measures, Ford is the more culturally conservative of the two candidates.

Writer Robert Parkham of the Baptist Center for Ethics notes that the “overwhelmingly white Tennessee Baptist Convention claims a membership of 1.1 million in a state with a population of 5.7 million.” So Southern Baptists exert significant electorial influcence.

“How they vote will disclose how far Southern Baptists have moved away from their segregation heritage and racial prejudice,” Parkham writes.

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