Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. took on Russell Moore, President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, on Twitter Tuesday after Moore expressed his concern about the treatment of children at the nation’s southern border.
Moore shared a tweet from the Associated Press which linked to their coverage of the squalid conditions at a Border Patrol Station in Texas. The report disclosed that most of the children had been removed from the station after the AP discovered that 300 children had been housed there without adequate food, water, and sanitation.
Moore commented, “The reports of the conditions for migrant children at the border should shock all of our consciences. Those created in the image of God should be treated with dignity and compassion, especially those seeking refuge from violence back home. We can do better than this.”
Falwell, who has been critical of Moore in the past, questioned Moore’s authority to speak on the issue asking, “Who are you @drmoore? Have you ever made a payroll? Have you ever built an organization of any type from scratch? What gives you authority to speak on any issue? I’m being serious. You’re nothing but an employee- a bureaucrat.”
Jack Graham, pastor at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, also expressed his disappointment with Moore’s tweet. He said, “This is a very inaccurate report! I’ve been to the border and seen the great work our Border Agents are doing along with churches like ours which are ministering in Jesus name. Extremely disappointing @drmoore.”
Moore responded to Graham, saying that he was merely expressing what the President had already said.
He also said that he knows Graham’s church is doing great work at the border. Graham told Moore that “we need more help at the border” and invited Moore to go with him.
As Christian Headlines has reported, this is not the first time Falwell has taken aim at Moore. In May, while the Liberty University President was commending Adam Greenway, the new President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, he shared that popular SBC pastor Jerry Vines told him that Greenway “is a wonderful man and not part of the @drmoore SBC deep state regime trying to subvert the will of church members.”
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Source: Christian Headlines