Conservative politics and Southern Baptist Convention are synonymous. However, in its yearly meeting, the nation’s biggest denomination of Protestants are showing that its concerns are increasingly getting more and more diverse along with the membership.
About 7,000 delegates attended the St. Louis meeting of this Nashville headquartered denomination.
For Baptists, the change is striking. The same religious group 20 years ago voted in its convention to boycott Disney for the company’s alleged actions to promote homosexuality. On June 14, the delegates passed the resolution of extending compassion and love to victims of shooting at the gay night club in Orlando. The resolution also requested Southern Baptists for blood donation along with other kinds of support.
Source: – World Religion News