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Southern Baptists reject formal ban on female pastors

Posted on AllSides June 12th, 2024
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In a historic vote, the Southern Baptist Convention rejected a formal ban on women serving as pastors.

This year’s Southern Baptist Convention in Indianapolis is centering around the role of women in the church, including a vote on formally banning churches with female pastors. In an unexpected turn of events, members voted against the formal ban which would have strengthened the ability to enforce rules against female pastors.

Nearly 10,000 church members have gathered for the meeting and on Tuesday, 92% of the messengers, which is what the group calls representatives, voted to expel...

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