Why a racially insensitive photo of Southern Baptist seminary professors matters

The picture, posted by Barry McCarty, a professor of preaching and rhetoric at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas, appears to show five white professors dressed in hoodies, gold chains, bandannas and caps. Several of them are pictured posing with fingers pointed like guns and McCarty appears to be holding a gun in his hand. The words “Notorious S.O.P.” (School Of Preaching) are scrawled across the top.

  • DJ

    That photo is effing hilarious. “Unfortunately, racial homogeneity is a shortcoming within white evangelicalism as a whole–” A more stupid gaggle of words could hardly be imagined, as he further notes that “white evangelicalism” is comprised of *GASP*….white men. How much black evangelicalism is composed of white men? Wait..is Shaun King an evangelist now??????

    • The Deplorable Rosenmops

      I’m shocked there is no racial diversity among white evangelists. Shocked!

      • mobuyus

        Hey one of them may have a “black friend”.

  • disqusW6sf

    Yes I imagine the author does have bias about this group of white evangelical men as his sympathies or “empathy” lies with Black lives matter.

  • Literally Hitler

    Whoah! Lighten up homie. Boys will be boys. Nobody gonna get up in your grill for wearing a polo shirt! Chillax already.

    • What a bunch of typical progressive bellyaching.

  • HalcyonDaze

    OMG it’s cultural appropriation. Everyone knows that blacks invented hoodie’s, guns, bandana’s, gold bling and finger salutes while roaming the forests and savannah’s of deepest, darkest Africa.

    FFS if BLM’s and their supporters can’t take a joke they should pack up their idiotic rhetoric, bad attitudes, continued sense of entitlement and leave the country to people who’d enjoy it alot more without them in it.

  • Jabberwokk

    I’ve overdone my quota of today in stupid boys. Im out.

  • Mockery is our best weapon.

  • ntt1

    i was raised C of E in the expat british ghettos of west vancouver the same fever swamps that produced prime minister zoolander’s mom. even our insular waspish upbringing was subject to periodic incursions by baptists. they are quit militant in their unabashed Christianity. as one of my fellow Cof E members once told me; “the baptists saved me from the devil but the anglicans saved me from the baptists.
    Don’t fool with these people they are serious.

    • Minicapt

      And then the Baptists begin to pray for you, unceasingly.


  • Word to your mother and so forth.

  • bob e

    bad dudes .. can’t wait fo’ da’ nex rap tune ..

  • FactsWillOut

    …because BLM is just so racially sensitive to white evangelicals.