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Let’s talk about those Southern Baptists

This week is the annual SBC conference. Let’s talk about what happened there.

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Hello there, let’s talk about the Southern Baptists.

The Southern Baptists are having their annual convention right now in Indianapolis. And they’ve made the news with a couple of decisions that they have made that I want to speak about briefly.

One is, last year they passed a change to their bylaws that said that any church with a senior pastor who was a female was automatically kicked out of the Southern Baptist denomination. But because it was a change, it had to be approved a second time, a second convention, so it had to be approved this summer, and it failed, surprisingly. There were some people who stood up and said, “We already have mechanisms in place to deal with individual churches, we don’t need to do a blanket thing like this.”

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Bruce Maples

Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. (Read the rest of his bio on the Bruce Maples Bio page in the bottom nav bar.)

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