By Will Hall, Message Executive Editor
WASHINGTON (LBM) – U.S. Rep. Al Green (D- Houston) lost in his July 16 attempt to impeach President Trump by a vote of 332-95 to table the issue.
It was Green’s third such attempt.
He previously introduced articles of impeachment in December 2017, when Republicans controlled the House, and again in March of this year with House Democrats in control. Both times he was soundly defeated.
On Wednesday, 137 Democrats voted to kill Green’s resolution and 95 supported it.
He is listed as the lone Southern Baptist Democrat serving in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Baptist Press, the news service of the Southern Baptist Convention, previously reported Green is a member of Cullen Missionary Baptist Church in Houston.
Green’s complaints against the president cited Trump’s tweets (which were condemned as “racist” in a separate House resolution vote largely along political party lines) against four congresswomen, and accused the president of bringing “the high office of the president of the United States in contempt, ridicule, disgrace and disrepute” causing “discord among the people of the United States.”
His two other attempts accused the president of causing racial tensions.
Green is not the lone high-visibility Southern Baptist to strongly oppose the president. Other high- profile SBC figures who opposed Trump’s election or declared themselves “Never Trumpers” include:
— Al Mohler, president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and, council member, The Gospel Coalition (a neo-Calvinist group)
— Danny Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and, council member, The Gospel Coalition
— Russell Moore, president, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and, council member, The Gospel Coalition
— Mark Dever, pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, D.C., and, council member (emeritus), The Gospel Coalition
— Thabiti Anyabwile (formerly Ron Burns, who converted to Islam and re-converted to Christianity, but kept his adopted Muslim name), pastor, Anacostia River Church, Washington, D.C., and, council member, The Gospel Coalition
— Dwight McKissic, pastor, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Arlington, Texas
— Beth Moore, best- selling LifeWay author of books and Bible studies
— Denny Burk, professor, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary