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17 January 2007 @ 11:37 am

I, too, am someone who has left the Southern Baptist church. I am really grateful for my parents and the loving church environment I was in growing up, but I no longer identify with the SBC's social practices, and I haven't in a long time. Daniel and I have been visiting several churches over the last few months to find one in which we are both comfortable, and we haven't been visiting any Southern Baptist ones. One of the reasons is that I want to belong to a church that permits women, men, and GLBTs to serve in positions of leadership, not just straight men. It sends a message of exclusion with which I don't identify.
Allisonallilm on January 17th, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC)
I love those guys!
(Anonymous) on January 17th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
Jen here.

That's on the front page of The Tennessean today too.

icehenge on January 17th, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC)
wow. i think its good that you left. Did you tell why you were leaving?
I liking hearing about social environments, even in churchs so talk about
that stuff more often.
Sarahgem77 on January 17th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
No, it wasn't a big deal, as it's my childhood church, and I don't live there anymore. I still go there sometimes with my parents when I'm in town.

sarandipity78 on January 17th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
I don't know much about the church, but my friend really enjoys going here:

I believe a lot of local Christian musicians attend, too.
Sarahgem77 on January 17th, 2007 10:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Hey
That's where my friend Kristin goes :o)