Jerry Falwell, Jr. Calls Russell Moore Out, Says He’s Part of the ‘SBC Deep State’
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. took to Twitter late Monday night to call Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission president Russell Moore to the carpet.
Falwell took to Twitter Monday night to respond to a tweet where two-time Southern Baptist Convention president, Pastor Jerry Vines endorsed the new Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary president, Dr. Adam Greenway.
In Falwell’s response to Vines, he not only backed the former SBC president’s endorsement of Greenway, but he also took the opportunity to call Moore out.
The LU president wrote, “My good friend @jerryvines just told me Dr. Adam Greenway is a wonderful man and not part of the @drmoore SBC deep state regime trying to subvert the will of the church members! So glad to hear this news! @toddstarnes”
My good friend @jerryvines just told me Dr. Adam Greenway is a wonderful man and not part of the @drmoore SBC deep state regime trying to subvert the will of the church members! So glad to hear this news! @toddstarnes https://t.co/ra7vCnutj9
— Jerry Falwell (@JerryFalwellJr) May 14, 2019
Moore and Falwell have long had differing political opinions.
According to Relevant Magazine, during the 2016 election cycle, Moore loudly condemned President Donald Trump until having a meeting with higher-ups in the SBC. Reportedly, his outspoken condemnation of Trump almost cost Moore his job.
Conversely, Falwell was one of the first evangelicals to speak out
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