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Southern Baptists face challenges of a new era

By Christie Storm

This article was originally published June 14, 2015 at 4:44 a.m. Updated June 14, 2015 at 4:44 a.m.

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The Rev. Ronnie Floyd will be nominated for a second term as president of the Southern Baptist Convention during the group’s annual meeting next week in Columbus, Ohio.

The Rev. Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and senior pastor at Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas.

Southern Baptists will discuss the pending Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage and join together in prayer and worship during their annual meeting Tuesday and Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio.

The Rev. Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and senior pastor at Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas.

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wolfman says... June 14, 2015 at 6:31 a.m.

Don't blame society blame the churches. It's less about preaching the gospel and more about getting folks to church so they can get folks money. Add in the craziness of the churches preaching politics from the pulpit and you have the answer.

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WGT says... June 14, 2015 at 6:33 a.m.

Religion is poison. All religion. Get out while you can. Run for your life. I once was in the middle of being "holy." It's a mind trip. As more humans learn and accept the bible is an outline for control, the insanity of willful ignorance will be in the spotlight. Humanity must grow up. Now.

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tngilmer1954 says... June 14, 2015 at 6:59 a.m.

WGT: I am a follower of no religion but your active campaign against belief is contrary to the freedom we have in this country to believe or not believe as one sees fit. I also think that homosexuality is gross and disgusting and abnormal but if two homosexuals want to join together in marriage to practice their perversions, who am I to tell them they cannot do it? Marriage should be for anybody who wants to do it and is of the age of consent.

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Duhig says... June 14, 2015 at 9:04 a.m.

My favorite week. I get to see how out of touch these folks really are.
Now, they are saying that we must work to help the gays. Three years ago, they passed a Resolution that said that it was sinful to even learn about homosexuality.

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23cal says... June 14, 2015 at 9:18 a.m.

About "the Southern Baptist Convention lost more than 200,000 members in 2014. That's the largest one-year decline since 1881." Maybe they wouldn't be hemorrhaging members so badly if they would focus more on the "Love thy neighbor as thyself" part instead of wearing themselves out pushing to make homosexual people second class citizens in their own country. Perhaps their loss of membership would have been tempered if they had paid a little more attention to the "Render unto
Caesar that which is Caesar's" part instead of becoming a Republican party subset.

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686 says... June 14, 2015 at 10:18 a.m.

They also support the Republican ideal of denying health care to millions of people who cant afford the ridiculously high price of care in this country. Not a denomination I would care to follow.

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carpenterretired says... June 14, 2015 at 6:32 p.m.

Well the Gospel teaching in regard to marriage about divorce is one that Southern Baptists have excelled at dancing around and if they play their cards right perhaps they can two step gay marriage. Now those Southern Baptists that ignore the Gospel of Matthew and worship the Gospel of Greed( will if republicans succeed in taking health care away from the working poor and sick by repealing the ACA) pray for the poor and sick on Sunday mornings.

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