Tweet shows politics trump conviction, says Ascol

Tweet shows politics trump conviction, says Ascol

Tweet shows politics trump conviction, says Ascol

Though the president of the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention calls the confirmation of future Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson "history-making" and "appreciated," not every SBC leader is on board with that.

On the day the U.S. Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) acting President Brent Leatherwood tweeted, "Despite the philosophical and legal differences individuals like me will have with her, Judge Jackson's confirmation is a history-making moment. We should appreciate it as such. If we lose the ability to do that, we lose something that makes America an exceptional nation."

Ascol, Tom (president Founders Ministries) Ascol

Tom Ascol, president of Founders Ministries and The Institute for Public Theology and a candidate for president of the SBC, soon shared his disagreement on American Family Radio's "Sandy Rios in the Morning" program.

"It reflects so much that's wrong in American Christianity today, especially in the Southern Baptist Convention, where moral judgments are being weighed through the lens of political correctness," he stated. "This moral reasoning, I think, has far more in common with the godless ideologies of this world and the secularism and paganism of our society than it does with the word of God."

Ascol pointed out that Ketanji Brown Jackson has shown herself to be a judge who is soft on child abusers and pornographers and one who will likely use her time on the bench to side with those who oppose to God and morality.

"The tweet, this public comment, is just illustrative of so much that's wrong in our moral reasoning and our lack of fearing God in our letting the politics of the day trump any biblical conviction," Ascol lamented.

He also issued a warning, especially in the Southern Baptist Convention:

"We must change the direction, because we are headed toward a cliff. If we fall over it, I don't think that there will be any recovery."