Baptist Eruption on Meet the Press

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    Sunday's NY Times reports here on today's appearance by Jerry Falwell, Richard Land (of the SBC), Jim Wallis (of Sojourner's Magazine), and Rev. Al Sharpton on NBC's Meet the Press. The exchanges got pretty heated according to this report. So far, I have been unable to access the transcript of the event on MSNBC. Did anyone see this show today?
     
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    I saw part of it and listened for a short while and turned it off. It was just a bunch of blabbering. Typical Falwell-Sharpton style.
     
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    I didn't see the show as I do not have cable. I read the transcript--thanks for posting the link. Land did a good job representing himself. The others were lots of heat and little light!
     
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    Well unfortunately it may take them a while to get the transcripts written up. I watched it and kinda had a hard time keeping up and understanding what they were all trying to say because everyone wanted to talk over eachother.

    All a bunch of prideful people...thinking what they had to say was much much more important than what the other(s) had to say. I get the whole wanting to be able to finish your sentance, but do you really need to interrupt when someone else is speaking? If a non-believer tuned in I wonder if they thought Baptists/Christians are a bunch of idiots with the way that debate was carried on.

    I did notice again however, that Greet the P listed the Bible verse out of context that makes people think Baptists feel like women are slaves. At least that one was able to defend it and list the rest of the verse.

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    It's very important that none of us takes that scripture, or any scripture, out of context. That's probably our biggest shortcoming as Christians.
     
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    I watched it and was pretty much embarrassed. You'd think you were easedropping on the Baptist Board ...
     
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    Follow this link :http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/30/opinion/30brooks.html?oref=login&hp
    for a column by David Brooks on the Meet the Press episode. Here are the opening paragraphs:

    Tim Russert is a great journalist, but he made a mistake last weekend. He included Jerry Falwell and Al Sharpton in a discussion on religion and public life.

    Inviting these two bozos onto "Meet the Press" to discuss that issue is like inviting Britney Spears and Larry Flynt to discuss D. H. Lawrence. Naturally, they got into a demeaning food fight that would have lowered the intellectual discourse of your average nursery school.

    This is why so many people are so misinformed about evangelical Christians....
     

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