"He (Foy Valentine) led the denomination (SBC) to support liberalized abortion laws, even aligning whatâ€™s now the ERLC with the Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights, and celebrating Roe v. Wade. Some of this was rooted, I think, in a deep-seated anti-Catholicism within Baptist life at the time. Valentine was able to convince Southern Baptists that abortion was a â€śCatholic issue,â€ť not ours. What a tragedy." Russell Moore, President of the SBC Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Interview about the history and future of the ERLC
When the SBC went anti-Catholic in the 70s, it got abortion dead wrong. If Moore remains anti-Catholic on defining marriage, the SBC will continue to get this wrong, too. What another tragedy this is becoming.