Guest Column: Leaders address profound questions
Gov. Phil Bryant and U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson on stage together talking to each other about faith and race was quite interesting to watch.
As it turns out, they are both Methodists. Both are lifelong churchgoers and professed Christians. Both are intelligent, charismatic and passionate about their beliefs. One is a white Republican. One is a black Democrat.
Thompson talked about growing up in Bolton. “I’m part of a generation that had some experiences that even Christians at that time didn’t stand up for, so I know what being persecuted for one’s beliefs is all about.