BP This Week: The Shooting, the Baptists, and the Pro-Aborts Unhinged

A lone gunman targeted Republican lawmakers at a Washington, D.C. baseball field on Wednesday, adding to a disturbing trend of political violence this year. The nation’s college campuses are increasingly unstable and our rhetoric is growing more heated and desperate, prompting urgent calls from many, including our BreakPoint This Week hosts, to calm down and regain civility.

The Southern Baptist Convention’s denominational gathering saw overtures toward racial reconciliation and condemnation of white supremacy, something Ed Stetzer says is vital, given that group’s history.

And John Stonestreet suggests the over-the-top protests by pro-choice activists like those in Ohio this week betray a movement losing relevance.

Resources

Lawmaker Steve Scalise is critically injured in GOP baseball shooting; gunman James T. Hodgkinson is killed by police
  • Peter Hermann, Amber Philips, Paul Kane and Rachel Weiner
  • The Washington Post
  • June 14
Civility Now
  • John Stonestreet
  • BreakPoint
  • June 12, 2017
The Point: Abortion Melodramatics
  • John Stonestreet
  • BreakPoint
  • June 16, 2017

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  • Sandra Draper

    Program on 6/17 comment by Stetzer: “Southern Baptists on the wrong side of the hose” n years past (issue of racism) EVERYBODY WAS ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE HOSE!!! I’m going to assume that you didn’t mean to imply otherwise, but it has to be said! Black ppl shldnt have been hosed AND racists shld not have picked them up.