Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear said in a speech on Tuesday that "'black lives matter' is an important thing to say right now" and "Southern Baptists, we need to say it clearly, as a gospel issue: Black lives matter."
The comments were made during a live-streamed SBC presidential address.
Greear said that he differentiates between the saying "black lives matter" and the organization Black Lives Matter, which he does not support, saying the original movement has been "hijacked by political operatives."
The full speech can be watched below.