After an impassioned speech by Russell Moore, by turns tearful and fiery, the SBC passed a resolution exhorting corporate repentance for the Punic Wars, summoning Italian-Americans to do penance for the Third Punic War, and banning the use of salt in cafeterias at SBC seminaries and colleges.
(Michael L. Brown pleaded with the convention to make an exception for kosher salt.)
WHEREAS, In 146 BC, the Romans, led by Scipio the Younger, besieged Carthage
WHEREAS, They turned North Africa into a Roman colony
WHEREAS, They plowed the city under with salt
RESOLVED, That we repent in sackcloth and ashes for the imperial aggressions of our palefaced forebears
RESOLVED, That we call on all Italian-Americans to bewail the imperial aggressions of their Roman ancestors
RESOLVED, That we forbid the use of salt in cafeterias at SBC seminaries and colleges, to bring forth fruits meet for repentance