What began as a message of unity more than a century ago has ended.
The Southern Baptist Convention has now officially severed its ties with the District of Columbia Baptist Convention after the latter refused to remove a married lesbian couple as co-pastors from a church in the nation’s capital.
More than a century ago, the D.C. Convention entered into a dual affiliation with Southern Baptists and the American Baptist Churches USA, intended as a unity message in the nation’s capital.
The symbolism expanded to a triple alignment in 1997, when the D.C. convention voted to align with the predominantly black Progressive National Baptist Convention, and later to quadruple when D.C. Baptists joined the Baptist World Alliance.
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Other stories aboutt developments in the Southern Baptist Convention on the Internet are "Paige Patterson Out as Head of SWBTS" and "UPDATE: Paige Patterson Named President Emeritus After Woman Claims He Silenced Her Disclosure of Rape." Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville. Kentucky has written an opinion piece, "The Humiliation of the Southern Baptist Convention," in response to these developments.