By Mark Todd
Staff Writer" 

Local Baptists Support Decision


Delegates to the Southern Baptist State Convention have voted overwhelmingly to disassociate themselves from a Charlotte church, Myers Park Baptist Church, for welcoming gays and lesbians without trying to change them. That move has strong support from members of the Baptist faith in Transylvania County.

"As much as I would like to give you a brief explanation of the Southern Baptist Convention, there is no such thing," said Pastor Bobby Owings of Pisgah Forest Baptist Church.

"Southern Baptist Churches are autonomous bodies. Each church affiliated with the convention may do as they please...

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