In his annual convention sermon of the 1980 Southern Baptist Convention held in Saint Louis, MO, the late and legendary Adrian Rogers thundered:
"Don't talk to me about your orthodoxy or denominational loyalty if your heart is headquarters for hate. Whatever problems Southern Baptists have will be settled in a context of love or they will not be settled. The Bible is a good sword, but a poor club"
Reported by Dan Martin, Baptist Press, 06/12,1980