Conrad, a longtime Southern Baptist, said he felt some personal grief over being expelled from a denomination that has been part of his spiritual life for decades. But the SBC has moved farther to the right in recent years than the pastor is comfortable with, he said. Matthews Baptist Church. The church reportedly made financial contributions to another Baptist network, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, which lets member churches hire LGBTQ individuals in non-ministerial roles.
Southern Baptists oust 2 churches over LGBTQ inclusion
Southern Baptist Minister Explains Why He Changed His Mind On Homosexuality – ThinkProgress
In April , Rev. For over a decade, he pointed out, the national LGBT movement has been funding a multi-million-dollar under-the-radar subversive campaign in Southern states to push the homosexual movement into conservative Christian churches. But an even bigger goal has been to infiltrate and subvert the overall Southern Baptist Convention SBC , the largest Christian denomination in the South and the second largest in North America after the Catholic Church. This year that goal has become frighteningly closer to reality. Purging of Dr.
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The actions were announced at a meeting marked by warnings from two top leaders that the SBC, the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, was damaging itself with divisions over several critical issues including race. Greear, in his opening speech. Towne View began admitting LGBTQ worshippers as members in October after a same-sex couple with three adopted children asked Conrad if they could attend, a decision he defends as the right thing to do.
While the committee can consider an array of compatibility issues, it was created in as an answer to the Southern Baptist sexual abuse crisis exposed in news reports. The committee is not an investigative panel but can make inquiries as to whether a congregation is adhering to Southern Baptist beliefs. The decisions can be appealed.