Dwight McKissic

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Rev. Wm. Dwight McKissic, Sr. is a prominent black texan Pastor.[1] Dwight pastors Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas, which he founded in October of 1983.[2]

Speaking in Tongues

In June 2007, Dwight resigned from the Board of Trustees at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary amid a Controversy about his Use of a private Prayer-Language, also known as speaking in Tongues. He was the lone Dissenter when Trustees voted in October 2006 "to forbid the seminary from employing professors who advocate speaking in tongues" and had spoken in a Chapel-Sermon at Southwestern earlier, in 2006, about his Practice of privately speaking in tongues. He said that Cornerstone Baptist would remain in the Southern Baptist Convention as long as it moved in what he considered to be the right direction.[3][4]

Reaction to admission of muslim Student to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

In 2014, Dwight expressed Discontent over the Fact that a Muslim was accepted into the doctoral Archaeology-Programme at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. "The school is meant to honor the glory of Jesus Christ, and I don’t need seminary students from our churches hearing prayers to Allah several times a day", said Dwight.[5]

Proposes Resolution against the confederate Flag

On 14 June 2015, Dwight put forward a Resolution at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual Meeting in St. Louis "to eliminate the Confederate battle flag from public life".[6] A rewritten Version of the Resolution, proposed by the Southern Baptist Convention's former President James Merritt, was passed.[7]

Proposes Resolution against the Alt Right

In June 2017, Dwight put forward a Resolution at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual Meeting called Resolution 10, whose Purpose was to condemn the Alt-Right-Movement.[8][1] After being modified, it was passed on 14 June 2017. The final Version added to Dwight's original Version Statements decrying "every form of racism, including alt-right white supremacy, as antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ" and denouncing and repudiating "white supremacy and every form of racial and ethnic hatred as of the devil".[9][10] It removed a Statement in Dwight's Version that called for Alt Rightists to "repent of their perverse nationalism"[11] and replaced it with "repent of these hatreds".[9]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Emma Green (14 June 2017). "A Resolution Condemning White Supremacy Causes Chaos at the Southern Baptist Convention". theatlantic.com. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  2. cbcarlington.org. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  3. Elizabeth Lawson (25 June 2007). "McKissic Resigns as Southwestern Seminary Trustee". christianitytoday.com. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  4. Elizabeth Lawson (25 June 2007). "McKissic Resigns as Southwestern Seminary Trustee". christianitytoday.com. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  5. Jim Jones (30 May 2014). "A Muslim, a Baptist seminary and the debate that ensued". star-telegram.com. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  6. Hannah Wise (14 June 2016). Southern Baptists condemn Confederate battle flag as racist". dallasnews.com. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  7. Adelle M. Banks (14 June 2017). "In dramatic turnabout, Southern Baptists condemn white supremacy". religionnews.com. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  8. Joshua Gill (14 June 2017). "Southern Baptists Pass Resolution Condemning Alt-Right". dailycaller.com. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "PROPOSED RESOLUTION #10 ON THE ANTI-GOSPEL OF ALT-RIGHT WHITE SUPREMACY". static.coreapps.net. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  10. James Barrett (15 June 2017). "Amid Controversy, Southern Baptist Convention Denounces Alt-Right Movement". dailywire.com. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  11. Dwight McKissic (28 May 2017). "Resolution for the 2017 SBC Annual Meeting – Condemning the Alt-Right & White Nationalism". sbcvoices.com. Retrieved 3 July 2017.