We, at First Baptist Church Decatur, stand with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and others in their repudiation of the current immigration policy that tears children away from families, and further, the misuse of Holy Scripture to justify such immoral acts.
FBC Decatur is not endorsing any political affiliation, view point, or leader. We are following the commands of our God to love and care for our neighbors (irrespective of where they are from), caring for "the least of these," and speaking truth to power when that power attempts to misuse scripture to justify political and immoral acts as has been recently done with Romans 13.
FBC Decatur stands with our fellow Baptists, Christians, and all God's people (believers and nonbelievers) who condemn the immoral treatment of others. We pray that our leadership will take note and take heart of the growing cast of voices demanding better and we speak from a Biblical heart when we say these and other immoral acts against any of God's people can not and should not be allowed if we are to claim "...One Nation Under God..."
See the full statement from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) click here.
For more information around Romans 13, including historical and Biblical context, read the article "From Romans to Revelation: How Christians Began to Stand Against the Emperor" from FBCD's Senior Pastor, Dr. David Jordan.
Darren Draper, FBCD Deacon Chair, was recently interviewed by our local news station CBS46 about the above statement. To watch that story, see the video below: