By Tim Funk
In the nearly 2-minute video, posted Thursday, Danny Akin of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest starts off by acknowledging that evangelical Christians like himself disagree with the secular community on some “very important issues.”
So why, at a time when believers and non-believers are often not on speaking terms, would Akin agree to do such a video?
Because, he says on camera, the two sides do agree on some things. Namely, that “no one should be coerced when it comes to their particular religious beliefs, whether they are religious or not religious,” Akin says. “They should have the freedom to express what they believe and they should be able to do so without hatred, without discrimination.”
The seminary president goes on to say that Christians and those with no religious affiliation can also work together – “with mutual love, with mutual respect and understanding” – to help the poor and care for the planet.
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