By Scott Barkley
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Southern Baptist leaders condemned protesters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, occupying legislative chambers and various lawmakers’ offices. The SBC leaders called for peace – and called Christians to prayer.
“Peaceable transitions of power have marked our Republic since the beginning,” SBC president J.D. Greear posted on Twitter. “It is part of honoring and submitting to God’s ordained leaders whether they were our choice or not. We need you, @POTUS to condemn this mob. Let’s move forward together. Praying for safety.”
Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee, said he was “deeply grieved over the destruction and violence at the U.S. Capitol. The peaceful transfer of power is a hallmark of American democracy, and today we saw the opposite of peace. This is not what we are called to be as Americans, and this is surely not what we are called to be as Christians.
“Let’s continue to pray for America.”