[Vision2020] McBroom on Slavery

Rev. Douglas Creeps_Church at moscow.com
Tue Aug 24 12:37:18 PDT 2004

Put on your uniforms mateys.  The South is attacking again!

This time, however, their weapons are so puny, ridiculous, and ignorance-based
that we need not even call out the dog catcher.


Art Deco  (Wayne Fox)
deco at moscow.com

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Nick Gier
  To: vision2020 at moscow.com
  Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 12:15 PM
  Subject: [Vision2020] McBroom on Slavery


  Ted Ryan: I don't have to go back into theV2020 archives.  All I have to do is
turn to page 24 of "Southern Slavery As It Was" by Wilson and Wilkins and read:

  "Slavery as it existed in the South was not an adversarial relationship with
pervasive racial animosity.  Because of its dominantly patriarchal character, it
was a relationship based upon mutual affection and confidence.  There has never
been a multi-racial society which has existed with such mutual intimacy and
harmony in the history of the world.  The credit for this must go to the
predominance of Christianity.  The gospel enabled men who were distinct in
nearly every way, to live and work together, to be friends and often intimates."

  Any reader who reads this would obviously think that this is support for
Southern slavery.  And did the vicious racial animosity just mysteriously appear
after the Civil War?  Rather absurd proposition, don't you think?

  And if Mr. McBroom is still with us, and even if he isn't, I would like to
quote a passage from his critique of the Southern Baptist Statement of
Repentance about Southern Slavery:

  "The fact that slavery, as an institution, not only is allowed for in the
Bible but also is mandated by the god of Scripture is certain circumstances,
sets the Southern Baptist denomination at odds with the Bible--therefore at odds
with the god who gave the Bible.  To call slavery a great evil, as was done, is
to proclaim the God who ordained slavery evil."

  You could not get a more pro-slavery statement than that. You will recall that
McBroom is a deacon in Steve Wilkins' church in Louisiana.  Does Wilkins support
his deacon's explicit support for slavery? An image of McBroom's full statement
can be found at http://www.tomandrodna.com/transfer/mcbroom_0695.jpg

  Nick Gier


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