Friday, July 03, 2009

Kentucky Baptists shun youth group from church ejected from Convention for gay-friendly policies

A youth group from a gay-friendly Baptist church in Texas has been disinvited by a Baptist college and church in southeastern Kentucky, where the youths were going to help build homes for the poor. The reason? The church "Broadway Baptist Church was 'disfellowshipped' from the Southern Baptist Convention last week because of the church’s tolerant stance on homosexuality," reports The Times-Tribune of nearby Corbin.

The group was to stay at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg and sing at Main Street Baptist Church in the town of 5,000, reports Deborah Yetter of The Courier-Journal. (Encarta map) "Youth minister Fran Patterson said the group is leaving by bus Friday and she had to scramble to line up another mission project — in Nashville, Tenn., where the group already was scheduled to spend this weekend. Patterson said the youths were disappointed when told of the change." She told Yetter, "They said this is about wanting to help poor people — it's not about politics.'' (Read more)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a horrible example these institutions have set for church youth. The University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg and the Main Street Baptist Church should review Christ's sermon on the mound.