Wow… it is a Charlotte-dominated day here at GayPatriot. I heard this item on the radio last night and thought it was worthy of a posting today.
2 Baptist Churches Leaving NC Group – Charlotte Observer
Choosing to quit rather than get thrown out, members of St. John’s Baptist Church in Charlotte tentatively voted Sunday to become the second local church within a week to end its affiliation with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.
The move by the 600-member church came almost three months after the Baptist State Convention took its own vote — deciding, by a two-thirds majority at its convention in Greensboro, to investigate and expel moderate Baptist churches that welcome gays and lesbians.
Under the gun since then: nearly 20 N.C. Baptist churches — including St. John’s, Myers Park Baptist and Park Road Baptist, all in Charlotte — that are also affiliated with the Alliance of Baptists, a Washington-based liberal group that allows churches to accept homosexuals.
St. John’s is the second Charlotte church in a week to vote to leave the Baptist State Convention. Last Wednesday, members of the smaller Park Road Baptist agreed to notify the convention that it was exiting the group.
Good for them. It is nice to know that gays are welcome in these Baptist churches, as they are in the parish I attend: St. Peter’s Episcopal in Charlotte.
Here is the FOX News Charlotte coverage of the story from last night’s Ten O’Clock News: