Richard Land: Spouting Off Again

Please don’t measure all Southern Baptists by the lunacy of Land.  He only EVER speaks for himself and he NEVER represents Southern Baptists as a group- as much as he might like to imagine that he does.  So, please, when he speaks, don’t think he’s speaking for me or any other Southern Baptist person.

 A prominent Southern Baptist leader who has voiced support for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum knocked the former senator for spending most of the last week campaigning in the Granite State rather than focusing on South Carolina.  “I think he’s made a mistake in going to New Hampshire. I don’t know when social conservatives are going to understand that New Hampshire is dead ground for them,” Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said in a phone interview.  “The last social conservative to do well in New Hampshire is Ronald Reagan,” Land said, arguing that Santorum “should have gone straight to South Carolina.”

I happen to know people in New Hampshire, and from there, and they’re wonderful folk.  The real dead ground (whatever that is- I guess Land doesn’t believe God lives outside the South) is wherever these pompous windbags like Land are standing at the moment that they speak.


7 thoughts on “Richard Land: Spouting Off Again

  1. Robert 10 Jan 2012 at 4:18 pm

    If you, or anyone else, knows how to shut this fool up it would be greatly appreciated. Apparently the leadership of our ill-fated denomination can do nothing but now and scrape to the mighty (immoral) Republican Demi-god.


    • Jim 10 Jan 2012 at 4:20 pm

      licking boots and hopping in bed with politicians is what sbc leadership does best. getting them to stop? that’s a God task


  2. wken 10 Jan 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Politically, Land has a point. Santorum isn’t going to do especially well here just because he’s seen as the God-candidate and in NH we don’t have a lot of Evangelical voters, much less hard-right ones.

    A lot of people have been saying that Santorum is wasting time and money in NH, which is very much the same mistake Huckabee made in 2008.

    … or maybe I’m just saying that because I wish the guy would leave my state alone. ; -)


    • Jim 10 Jan 2012 at 4:21 pm

      land isn’t supposed to be thinking like a politician- he’s supposed to be thinking like a theologian. for him to suggest that any area of the country is ‘dead ground’ is simply a lie and worse, a denial of God’s power and the Gospel’s truth. that’s whats so annoying and that’s why i tagged it heresy.


  3. wken 10 Jan 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Oh, make no mistake … I’m not backing Land’s actions. I only hear the guy talk in political contexts, so I don’t really know what his job is other than to make sure that everyone knows that God is a Republican and that all good Christians bow down and worship at the altar of the golden elephant-calf.


  4. Patricia 11 Jan 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Is this the same guy who wrote the Land Letter attempting to legitimise the illegal invasion of Iraq?


    • Jim 11 Jan 2012 at 1:31 pm

      the very same. our ‘ethics’ guy urging war….


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