Jump to navigation. McKinney retired as a pastor in and now works as a pastoral counselor and consultant to clergy and organizations with an emphasis on serving the LGBT community. We hope that process begins today. Other organizations in the coalition include Believe OutLoud , recently in the news after Sojourners magazine rejected their ad welcoming gays and lesbians to church.
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Copyright c Baptist Press. Reprinted from Baptist Press www. The remarkable meeting -- cordial the entire time -- took place between the morning and afternoon sessions of the SBC in Wright's annual meeting office at the Phoenix Convention Center. They protested outside the convention hall and requested to deliver petitions to Wright, who decided to turn the event into a dialogue. Several members of the media also attended.
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The setting was the coffee bar in a cavernous bookstore here, a place they had used other times in the two years since they had separated. Oddly anonymous in such a public place, they could speak bluntly, and angrily if necessary, outside the earshot of their four children. He had known the essence of what he had to say for far longer. Keel, for her part, felt less shock than relief, for something inexplicable about their breakup had just been explained.
A maverick church, known far beyond here for its willingness to take a stand on controversial issues, has called a lesbian as its co-pastor--possibly the only Baptist church in the South to do so. The Rev. Congregants at the member downtown church next to North Carolina State University were more concerned with the model of dual leadership and whether it would be a good way to run their church.