In the BP story, “Ga. Baptists dismiss 2 churches for affirming homosexuality,” dated 11/18/99, please replace the 3rd paragraph with the following:
It marked the first time the GBC has dismissed a church in its 177-year history. In recent years the state convention in Texas has cut ties with one member congregation and, in 1993, the Southern Baptist Convention changed its constitution to prohibit any church which affirms homosexual practice from participation in the SBC. The convention’s stance was prompted by two North Carolina churches, one which licensed a homosexual divinity student to the ministry, the other which performed a marriage-like “union” of two homosexual men.
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