Mississippi Baptist Convention

Baptists and Walmart criticize rebel-themed Mississippi flag

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Confederate-themed Mississippi flag is drawing criticism from two big forces in the culturally conservative state. Walmart says it will no longer display the state flag because it includes the…

Mississippi Baptist Convention calls for state flag change

Mississippi’s largest religious group says state lawmakers have a moral obligation to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag because many people are ‘hurt and shamed’ by the symbol. The Mississippi Baptist Convention has more than 500,000 members…