Baptist church ordains gay man, asked to leave Baptist group
Friday, October 12, 2012 at 12:27PM
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By Sarah Bloom, NBC12 - October 12, 2012

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A local church could get kicked out of a Virginia Baptist organization for ordaining an openly gay man. The Baptist General Association of Virginia says it doesn't want people in leadership who are gay and acting on it.

Ginter Park Baptist Church in Richmond has been affiliated with the Baptist group for almost 100 years. Now, they're being asked to stop affiliation with the group, because of who they're letting lead the church. If they don't withdraw by December, they will get kicked out.

The BGAV says it will stop accepting money from Ginter Park Baptist Church, because the organization says it does not want to support this church's decision. [Read Full Story]

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