“The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee voted unanimously Sept. 23 to declare New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, Calif., not in 'friendly cooperation' with the SBC’s purpose . . . .
The Southern Baptist Convention has kicked out a California church that voted in May to agree to disagree about whether the Bible teaches that homosexual behavior is always a sin.
Acting on behalf of the convention between annual meetings, the SBC Executive Committee voted unanimously Sept. 23 that New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, Calif., does not presently meet the definition of a 'cooperating church' under an article of the SBC constitution banning congregations which “act to affirm, approve or endorse homosexual behavior.” apbnews