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On the 25th anniversary of the conservative resurgence
On the 25-year anniversary of the fundamentalist-led campaign for the "conservative resurgence called a "takeover" by moderate Baptists:

“I was not a Southern Baptist when you guys hijacked it, but I liked it so much that I joined shortly thereafter.” –Jerry Falwell, once-independent Baptist fundamentalist, who gave the opening convention prayer.

“Critics whined that the resurgence was about politics and power, but it was about saving the denomination. Without the resurgence, Southern Baptists would be debating ordaining women and whether homosexuality is an acceptable alternate lifestyle.” –Jim Richards, organizer of the reunion and executive director of Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.

 

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