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NCC Chief Bob Edgar Targets "Fear, Fundamentalism and Fox News"

Kathryn Davis

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Editor's note: Rev. Bog Edgars, president of the National Council of Churches (NCC), continues his attack on conservative Protestantism proving again that the NCC is far from the "national" organization it claims to be.

National Council of Churches (NCC) chief Bob Edgar warned against "fear, fundamentalism and Fox News" before an audience of "moderate" Baptists in Atlanta last month.

Edgar was featured at the 15th anniversary luncheon of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's (CBF) General Assembly on June 23. The CBF was founded by "moderate" Southern Baptists as a counterweight to the Southern Baptist Convention's conservative leadership. About 1800 local churches support CBS out of the Southern Baptist Convention's over 40,000 congregations.

By avoiding a "narrow" interpretation of scripture, Bob Edgar described Jesus' updated commission for Christians. "As I study the scripture, I have found five directions to walk with Jesus in 2006: Peace, Poverty, Planet Earth, People's Rights, and Commitment to Pluralism," he explained. At the same time, the NCC is trying to counteract the threats of "fear, fundamentalism, and Fox News."

Read the entire article on the Institute on Religion and Democracy website (new window will open).

Posted: 25-Jul-06



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