Southern Baptist Convention Kick Out A Progressive Church In Mississippi For Identified As A Safe Place For LGBTQ Youths!!
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Northminster Baptist Church, a staple of the greater Jackson spiritual community, was kicked out of the Mississippi Baptist Convention amid "a difference of philosophy."
Conversations leading up to the decision reportedly began when Northminster was listed as a “spiritual/church” resource in a guide for LGBTQ youth in Mississippi produced by a non-profit organization that helps transfer youth out of foster care and funded by a grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
State convention leaders said the church could remain in good standing if they asked to have the listing removed, but after discussion Northminster leadership decided they had no problem being publicly identified as a safe place for individuals and families who would be using the guide.
The church, which the Department of Mental Health lists as "LGBTQ welcoming and affirming," has long leaned left of the traditional values of the state convention, welcoming same-sex couples and ordaining women as ministers and deacons.