Black pastor confronts Southern Baptists during convention: ‘You’ve become political whores for Trump’

During a convention of Southern Baptists in Anaheim, California, Kevin Smith, pastor at Family Church in Palm Beach and former executive director of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware, took to the mic and accused pastors of “losing their minds in the wake of Barack Obama’s presidency, causing them to go all-in for Donald Trump, RawStory reports.

“I think some Southern Baptists lost their minds when a Black man was elected president — not all, but some,” Smith said. “I think some Southern Baptists were unloving to Black people beginning in 2012 with the killing of Trayvon Martin.”

“I don’t mean agree about politics or policy … I just mean giving a darn that somebody else is hurting who is supposed to be your brother or sister in Christ, and I think some Southern Baptists just bent over and became political whores with this whole Trump stuff,” Smith added.

“I just wonder if white brothers think this has been kind of crazy- black/white stuff going on, Asian, Hispanic. Just people who aren’t white feeling like they’re tolerated but not really embraced,” he continued. “I’m not talking about me. I’ve been here thirty years so I got true friendships, but people in their twenties haven’t been here thirty years. So I just wanted to (unintelligible) what white brothers think the race thing is in the SBC?”

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