Alarm Over Anti-Muslim Comments at Southern Baptist Convention Meeting

June 14, 2002

Source: The Interfaith Alliance

On June 14, 2002, The Interfaith Alliance issued a press release regarding the comments made by Rev. Vines. "Dr. David Currie, Executive Director of Texas Baptists Committed and a board member with The Interfaith Alliance responded to Vines’ remarks with dismay, 'As a Southern Baptist, I find Rev. Vines’ words to be grossly inappropriate. They demonstrate insensitivity to people of the Muslim faith and to those Christians worldwide who are attempting to share Christ in Muslim countries. It is never appropriate to share Christ by insulting another religion.'"