Southern Baptist

#MeToo Cases in the Spotlight as Southern Baptists Convene

Jun 13, 2018

The Southern Baptist Convention opened its annual national meeting Tuesday in an anxious mood as the denomination's all-male leadership grappled with the fallout of multiple sexual misconduct cases.
With virtually no opposition, delegates at the meeting adopted resolutions condemning any sexual misconduct by SBC ministers, urging more action to prevent "all forms of abuse," and encouraging abuse victims to contact civil authorities to seek protection and support.

Southern Baptists Expel Georgia Church Over Racism Claim

Jun 12, 2018

Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention are expelling a Georgia church that was accused of racial discrimination.

The denomination's media office tweeted Monday that members of the executive committee had voted to withdraw fellowship from Raleigh White Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia.
The tweet says the church is being disassociated over "clear evidence" of racism. The church's local association severed ties earlier this year.
A phone message left at the church wasn't returned immediately.