While the Southern Baptist Convention’s political arm, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, is mired in scandal [...], it has found time to criticize the Violence Against Women Act. Doug Carlson, manager for administration and policy communications for the ERLC, voiced the group’s opposition to the highly successful law because of new provisions that ensure that LGBT victims of domestic violence do not encounter discrimination while seeking help. [...]... I think if you're fighting against a law intending to protect people from domestic violence, you might want to shun input from members of your group who have previously been convicted of domestic violence.
Notably, the letter was also signed by conservative activist Timothy Johnson, who was convicted of a felony domestic violence charge and was arrested a second time for putting his wife in a wrist lock and choking his son, as reported by Sarah Posner.
This has been your helpful political tip of the day. Southern Baptist Convention, you'll be getting my bill for $10k in the mail.