The Southern Baptist Convention hosted a summit last night on Ethics and Religious Liberty, and Twitter was lighting up with the #erlcsummit hashtag.
Pastor J.D. Greear of Summit Church made some jaws drop with his comments about slavery and homosexuality appearing to equate the preaching against homosexuality today to the bravery of preaching again slavery in the 1800s.
.@jdgreear compares preaching against homosexuality today to preaching against slavery in South Carolina in 1861. #erlcsummit
Sarah Pulliam Bailey
Preaching against homosexuality is about as popular as preaching against slavery in South Carolina in the 1800s. #erlcsummit
Preaching against homosexuality is as popular as preaching against slavery in the South hundreds of years ago, says. #erlcsummit
In 1845, the Southern Baptist Convention was founded on an explicitly pro-slavery stance, a fact which was not lost on some commenters.
Rachel Held Evans
This is incredibly ironic coming from Southern Baptists.
Greear did not respond to HuffPost Religion's request for comment.