Land had said Obama “poured gasoline on the racialist fires” when he commented on the Trayvon Martin case. He also referred to Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson as a “mob” of “racial ambulance” chasers. He later said that black men are “statistically more likely to do you harm than a white man. Is it tragic that people react that way? Yes. Is it unfair? Yes? But it is understandable.”
The president of the Southern Baptist Convention yesterday said his organization wants better relations with the black community and he is working on a statement about the comments.
“Certainly we want good to come to this situation,” Rev. Bryant Wright told ReddingNewsReview .
“Racial reconciliation is a huge priority for southern Baptist Christians and there will be a statement later today or in the morning,” Wright said.
According to USA Today, Land, who has claimed to be “one of the prime movers behind the Southern Baptist Convention’s 1995 resolution apologizing for the denomination’s racist past,” went on in his own voice to address the controversial comments he read/said about Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman and the president: "
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