Get a load of the racially-charged ‘prayer’ delivered at Baylor University’s 2019 commencement by Dan Freemyer, the pastor of Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

A number of years ago, I created a category on NTEB called “The Church Of Laodicea“, for articles and stories about churches and pastors claiming to be Christian yet were incredibly either lukewarm or full-blown apostates. For a long time there was little to no stories involving Baptist churches. Sadly, over the past year, that has changed. Baptist churches are falling just as far and just as fast as the Liberal megachurches are.

“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” Revelation 3:14-16 (KJV)

So everyone let’s give Pastor Dan Freemyer of the Broadway Baptist Church in Ft. Worth, Texas, a hearty NTEB welcome! (Bronx cheers only, please).  Their LinkedIn page says they have been in operation since 1882. Well, 2019 is as far as you go, I guess. What type of ‘prayer’ is concerned about fossil fuels, climate change, and straight white men? The prayer of the lost social justice warrior wolf in sheep’s clothing who uses God and the Bible as a cover to promote a Liberal Socialist Progressive agenda.

Oh, in case you were wondering, the About Us section of the Broadway Baptist church site says they are ‘fully affirming of women in lay and professional ministry roles and fully inclusive of LGBTQ+ persons.’ You can feign surprise now if you like. I’ll just be here typing and rolling my eyes. ‘Baptist’ church, is it? Go kid your grandma.

Baylor University Prayer Denounces “Straight White Men”

FROM TODD STARNES: “God, give them the moral imagination to reject the old keys we are trying to give them to a planet that we are poisoning by running it on fossil fuels and misplaced priorities – a planet with too many straight, white men like me behind the steering wheel while others have been expected to sit quietly in the back of the bus,” the minister prayed.

Did you notice the cheers from the crowd?

A friend from Get Religion sent me a link to an exclusive story about the prayer written by Rod Dreher, a fine writer for The American Conservative.

“This is appalling,” Dreher wrote. “Whoever would have imagined that ‘straight white men’ would be denounced in prayer at a Baylor University graduation ceremony? I wonder how many straight white men are Baylor donors? I wonder how many straight white male and female parents of high school students will understand the meaning of this signal, and look elsewhere for their children’s Christian college education?”

Folks, it is imperative that you do your homework before sending your kid off to what you thought was a Christian university.

If you are a college-bound straight, white man you might want to consider removing Baylor University from your list of schools. Your kind may not be welcome.

I reached out to the university’s director of communications for a statement about the politically and racially-charged prayer. Does the university condemn the pastor’s prayer or do they stand by the prayer?

What assurances can Baylor give to straight, white, male students that they will be welcomed and affirmed at the school? I’ll update this post if I receive a reply.