That's the difference between what I said and what you said:
You're reading into things that might or might not be there.
I'm dealing with what I *KNOW* was presented and not otherwise speculating about what he "might or might not" be operating from when there's no way to know that for sure...
...without even reading the article first, as you admitted up front.
Fine. You can read Carter's mind and know what he exactly he must have been thinking and exactly how he was approaching his argument, based on your personal beliefs and hunches. You win.Carter here is expressing his reasoning for leaving the SBC over their views on particular issues, which he clearly states in his view violates "not just of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights but also the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Apostle Paul, Moses and the prophets, Muhammad, and founders of other great religions - all of whom have called for proper and equitable treatment of all the children of God."
And I give reference here to the verse(s) of St. Paul that one would most directly refer in making such an argument, and you seem to have a problem with this - namely because Carter does not literally refer to the verse in question. He's still making a reference to it, whether he literally states it or not.
If you can give a link to sum this position up, so other people can discuss it, that would be nice. Thanks.