The Southern Baptist Convention is expected to elect its first black president at its annual meeting on Tuesday.
Associated Press has more on today’s historic vote: > The nation’s largest Protestant denomination is set to take its biggest step yet toward resolving its troubled racial past. >
> On Tuesday, the Southern Baptist Convention is expected to vote on whether to elect an African-American pastor as its president for the first time in the denomination’s 167-year history. The Rev. Fred Luter Jr. is so far running unopposed. >
> Seventeen years earlier, Luter was one of the authors of an SBC resolution that apologized to African-Americans for its past support of racism and resolved to strive for racial reconciliation.
The presidential election is not expected to start until 2:50 p.m. Central time on Tuesday.