Over at Patheos, Douglas Baker argues that Robert Jeffress departed not just from the intent of the founders but also from Baptist tradition. Money quote:
When Robert Jeffress stepped to the podium at the recent Values Voter Summit and stated that Texas Governor Rick Perry was a man born again by the Spirit of God who was the only logical choice for all true evangelicals, he did so from the pastorate of a church that was once occupied by George W. Truett—a larger-than-life defender of religious liberty—and by a Baptist tradition that would scarcely recognize such overt endorsement of a political candidate on solely theological grounds.
Doug digs deep into Baptist and constitutional history. Read the whole thing. It’s well worth your time.