Southern Baptist Theological Seminary held a panel discussion today—September 11, 2012—on whether a Christian can vote for a Mormon in the upcoming presidential election while still opposing Mormonism.
During that panel discussion, Dr. Mark Coppenger made the following comment:
“Sometimes I say Muslims can’t build cars but they can sure blow them up,” Coppenger said. “Well, we can blow up candidates and we can blow up movies and we can blow up a variety of things, but can we build them? Can we build political engagement at the very best levels?” (Associated Baptist Press)
I sent this tweet to @mcoppenger tonight:
What I found most disturbing was that Coppenger admitted that this comment is something he sometimes says! WOW!
While I have received no response, I hope Coppenger will apologize for his comment.