One of the biggest Baptist churches here in Texas has left the Baptist Convention a little over a century after joining it. The reason?
They, along with another Baptist church in the area, do not discriminate against people and have openly gay members in their congregation.
Brent Beasley, Broadway’s pastor, called the break “sad” but necessary. “We’re committed to welcoming all people here, and we would not want to do anything that would be hurtful to anyone just to please the BGCT,” Beasley said.
Having grown up with Baptists, I’m always surprised when they do something like this. I can’t imagine the church I grew up in doing something like this as they can’t stand other Christians, much less we, as they see it, willful sinners.