There’s a great quote today courtesy of Rev. David Clippard speaking at the Missouri Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in St. Louis. While his speech was littered with anti-Islamic statements, his comments afterwards were perplexing to say the least:
Clippard said Tuesday that his message was really about love.
“I don’t hate Islamic people,” he said. “We need to love these folks, go after them and love them, one at a time. We need to crucify them with Christ.”
And here I thought the crucifixion was a *bad* thing when really it was just a little “tough love” by the Romans. My question is are 2×4’s now considered acceptable gifts for a 5th or “wood” anniversary?
I thought that the “crucifixion” was a metaphorical, self-imposed one in Christian doctrine (like jihad being internal struggle). I didn’t know that it was legal to crucify other people. Learn something new every day…