Word:"Liberal smokescreen'

(photo by Joeff Davis)

Last week former President Jimmy Carter spoke at “Celebration of a New Baptist Covenant,” a conference at the Georgia World Congress Center of Baptists who are upset with the right-wing politics of the Southern Baptist Convention.

“We Americans need to realize there is no special correlation between freedom and liberty and our own faith. Because the three largest democracies on earth are India, Hindu, the United States of America, Christians, and Indonesia, Islamic.”

— Carter, Jan 30.

“I continue to be concerned as to at least some participants’ motives for this event.”

— Southern Baptist Convention president Frank Page, as quoted by the Associated Press Jan. 29. He refused to participate in the event, calling it a “left-wing liberal smokescreen.”