Congratulations to the Southern Baptist Church!
The Southern Baptist Church, which has the most diverse congregants in the United States, has elected at their conference in New Orleans the first African American president of their organization.
History tells us that before the '60's, this particular denomination was supportive of segregation. The newly elected president ran unopposed and was congratulated for rebuilding his church in New Orleans TWICE! His church was destroyed by Katrina - and he traveled throughout the country giving guidance and solace to his parishners. They came back to New Orleans and rebuilt their church with the help of other churches of this denomination. There has been some talk of changing the name of the religious organization. I hope they don't. The action taken by this church and its members represents the new south - and all should be very proud of what they have accomplished.