Southern Baptist Convention

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2010, file photo, former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson poses for a photo in Fort Worth, Texas. The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., heads into its annual meeting next week facing what one senior leader calls a “horrifying #MeToo moment." A series of sexual misconduct cases within the SBC has prompted its socially conservative, all-male leadership to seek forgiveness for the ill-treatment of women. Illustrating the SBC's predicament, the featured sermon at next week's meeting is scheduled to be delivered by Patterson, the central figure in the most prominent of the troubling #MeToo cases. (Paul Moseley/Star-Telegram via AP, File)
June 12, 2018 - 3:29 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas (all times local): 2:15 p.m. About two dozen protesters gathered outside the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention are pushing for three changes to church operations. They say they want more...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2010, file photo, former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson poses for a photo in Fort Worth, Texas. The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., heads into its annual meeting next week facing what one senior leader calls a “horrifying #MeToo moment." A series of sexual misconduct cases within the SBC has prompted its socially conservative, all-male leadership to seek forgiveness for the ill-treatment of women. Illustrating the SBC's predicament, the featured sermon at next week's meeting is scheduled to be delivered by Patterson, the central figure in the most prominent of the troubling #MeToo cases. (Paul Moseley/Star-Telegram via AP, File)
June 09, 2018 - 10:33 am
The Southern Baptists are facing their own #MeToo crisis as the biggest Protestant denomination in the U.S. heads into its annual meeting next week. A series of sexual misconduct cases has prompted the Southern Baptist Convention's socially conservative, all-male leadership to seek forgiveness for...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2018, file photo, U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) speaks at an event on tax policy in Charlotte, N.C. Pittenger and the Rev. Mark Harris were only 134 votes apart two years ago in the race for the GOP nomination in a newly redrawn 9th District that attached affluent Charlotte with poor, rural counties along the South Carolina border, then up to Fort Bragg. Harris, the longtime pastor of First Baptist Church in Charlotte, decided to run again this year. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
May 08, 2018 - 11:03 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Three-term incumbent Rep. Robert Pittenger of North Carolina narrowly lost Tuesday to a Southern Baptist pastor in a GOP primary rematch focused on their evangelical Christian credentials and loyalty to President Donald Trump. Two years ago, the Rev. Mark Harris of Charlotte's...
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June 14, 2017 - 10:29 am
PHOENIX (AP) — A national meeting of Southern Baptists will consider condemning the political movement known as the "alt-right" amid an uproar over the denomination's commitment to confronting prejudice. Leaders of the faith group initially refused to take up a proposal that they repudiate the...
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June 13, 2017 - 8:05 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Tensions over the U.S. presidential election were on display at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. The denomination is home to prominent evangelical supporters of President Donald Trump. The faith group is also home to some of Trump's most vocal evangelical...
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