Southern Baptist Church in Georgia faces expulsion for allowing gay members

The Southern Baptist Convention will gather Monday and Tuesday to consider whether a Kennesaw, Georgia, church should be ousted from the denomination over its acceptance of gay people into its congregation.

Jim Conrad, the pastor of Towne View Baptist Church in Kennesaw, said he is OK with the probability his church will be “disfellowshipped” by the executive committee during its two-day meetings, adding that the denomination is facing broader questions about diversity of opinion regarding varying stances on sensitive topics.

“The problem the SBC is facing right now is this: In order to work with them, you’ve got to be in lockstep agreement with them on every point. Nine out
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