Samuel Alito's Wife Weeps During Hearings
During the Senate confirmation hearings yesterday, Samuel Alito's wife got up and left the floor in tears. From the news I've gathered, Alito just finished answering questions regarding race-relations. Upon her return a short time later, Senators Graham and Durbin apologized to her. Durbin remarked to reporters afterwards:
"Tell me when this wasn't dignified."
I'll let you be the judge whether the Senators were dignified in their questioning.
Wade Burleson Out as IMB Trustee
In other news, Wade Burleson, Oklahoma pastor and International Misson Board trustee, was asked to step down, apparently due to "slander". A month ago, trustees from the IMB voted to make tighter rules for becoming a missionary in their organization. The IMB is an organization, within the Southern Baptist Convention, that sends and supports missionaries outside the United States. In the research I've done from Burleson's own blog, Steve McCoy's and Marty Duren's blog, I would have to say something smells in the SBC and it isn't a dead fish.
A word of advice for some of you young SBC pastors: Be ever watchful of this kind of foolishness. If you're going to fight against the tide, you better fight in numbers. Don't believe me? It happened once before.
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