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Kentucky Baptists threaten to kick out churches that think it's OK to hire 'practicing homosexuals'

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Kentucky Baptists set to kick out churches that hire homosexuals

Southern Baptists have long opposed same-sex marriage and ordaining gay ministers, arguing that the Bible unequivocally rejects homosexuality as sinful and perverted.

The Louisville-based Kentucky Baptist Convention hasn't left that position to interpretation. The powerful Southern Baptist group, which has 2,400 churches and 750,000 members across the state, has ousted congregations that bless gay unions and welcome people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender as pastors and missionaries.

That's why discussions on dropping a ban against hiring gay and transgender people by a more liberal group of affiliated churches, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, has threatened to trigger an even larger rift.

TVNL Comment:  Imagine a world without organized religion.  Sigh.  Less hate, less bigotry, more love, more acceptance, more unity.  Yep, sigh.

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