Baptist Press: Floyd, Young urge racial unity in CNN editorial

NASHVILLE (BP) — Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd and National Baptist Convention President Jerry Young authored a joint CNN editorial today (Nov. 9) urging pastors to proclaim racism a sin and initiate conversations on racial unity.

“We lead two of the nation’s largest Protestant denominations, each with their own complicated pasts and experiences with this issue, and we see the adverse effects of racism in our respective churches every day,” the leaders wrote. “As religious leaders charged with shepherding the faithful, we are resolved to address this tragedy together. Now, as ever, pastors across America must stand before their congregations and call racism for what it is: ugly, unwarranted and un-Christian in all its forms.”