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J.D. Greear and the Rejection of Partisanship, but Not Politics

"The new president of the Southern Baptist Convention became the youngest member (45) elected head in decades last month, winning 69 percent of a convention vote with unusually high turnout from young and first-time attendees. Greear defeated Ken Hemphill, an older, more traditional candidate endorsed by Robert Jeffress, the ardently pro-Trump pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas." - TWS

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Southern Baptist officials knew of sexual abuse allegations 11 years before leader’s arrest

Georgia church expelled from Southern Baptist Convention over racial discrimination

"The 80-plus member [Executive Committee], which acts on behalf of the Southern Baptist Convention when it is not in session, followed the recommendation of its officers and severed the evangelical denomination’s relationship with the church for 'clear evidence of the church’s intentional discriminatory acts.'” RNS

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Patterson denies mishandling 'reported abuse'

"For my words, demeanor, sentiments, or disposition to have been twisted to suggest the very antithesis to who I am and the biblical message I have presented over half a century not only is crushing to me and my family but also inevitably proves hurtful to others in the process," Patterson wrote. BPNews

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