Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney came to the defense of White House Wuhan virus task force member Anthony Fauci on May 12 and congratulated him for his work throughout the pandemic.
“Dr. Fauci is one of the finest public servants we have ever had. He is not a partisan,” the congresswoman tweeted. “His only interest is saving lives. We need his expertise and his judgment to defeat this virus. All Americans should be thanking him. Every day.”
Dr. Fauci is one of the finest public servants we have ever had. He is not a partisan. His only interest is saving lives. We need his expertise and his judgment to defeat this virus. All Americans should be thanking him. Every day.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) May 13, 2020
Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been at the center of the U.S. government’s response to the Wuhan virus. Fauci’s advice regarding the virus and the government’s actions to tackle the pandemic has, at times, conflicted with President Trump’s statements.
On May 12, Fauci and three other members of the task force appeared at a virtual hearing in front of the Senate Health Committee to talk about the country’s response to the virus which has claimed over 80,000 lives in America.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul took Fauci to task during his speech at the hearing, telling Fauci that he respected him but that he didn’t believe he was the “end all” when dealing with the virus.
“So I think we ought to have a little bit of humility in our belief that we know what’s best for the economy,” Paul stated. “I don’t think you’re the one person that gets to make a decision. We can listen to your advice, but there are people on the other side saying there’s not going to be a surge and that we can safely open the economy and the facts will bear this out.”
Fauci responded to the Kentucky senator, stating he had “never made myself out to be the end all and only voice in this.”
“I’m a scientist, a physician and a public health official. I give advice according to the best scientific evidence,” Fauci remarked.
At the same hearing, Fauci advised against the U.S. reopening its economy in a quick manner.
“There is a real risk that you will trigger an outbreak,” Fauci highlighted. He noted that states that reopen their economies too quickly may have problems with containing new outbreaks, thus prolonging the recovery time.
A number of states have started to reopen parts of their economies recently, as more and more citizens growing anxious about the lockdowns and the economy continues to sputter.
Southern Baptist Convention Reverses Course on Name Change After BLP Reporting
They say they’re not changing their name.
The Southern Baptist Convention has sought to dispel reporting from Big League Politics on the organization’s planned name change, arguing that the institution isn’t formally changing its name.
To correct multiple inaccurate reports, “We Are Great Commission Baptists” is the 2021 Annual Meeting THEME.
The GCB descriptor was approved in 2012 for churches to use if it would be helpful in their local context.
The Southern Baptist Convention remains our official name.
— SBC Executive Committee (@SBCExecComm) September 17, 2020
But a close look at the American Christian church’s plans relating to its name reveal that it’s played with the idea far more seriously than they’re making it seem.
Reports of a name change first emerged in a Washington Post article published on Tuesday. SBC President JD Greear told the Post that “hundreds of churches” affiliated with the denomination had “committed” to using the phrase “Great Commission Baptist” as an alternative to the denomination’s longtime moniker. The change would come as Greear touts his support of the Black Lives Matter, although he’s been careful in pointing out he doesn’t support any formal organization related to the movement. Greear also is renaming the church he personally pastors with the term.
The SBC’s 2021 convention will also organize under the motto of “We Are Great Commission Baptists.” Sounds a lot like a name change, even if the SBC’s leadership is steadfastly maintaining it isn’t.
The name ‘Great Commission Baptist’ is theologically sound in the Christian religion, but it’s somewhat questionable that the organization’s leader appears to be emphasizing it at a moment in which political correctness is making its entryism into many Christian churches and organizations.
It seems as if the organization’s figurehead is keen to present himself as a liberal-style suburban Evangelical to the Washington Post, but he changed his tune quite quickly when the rank and file membership of Southern Baptist churches learned that he was promoting the idea of a name change.
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