SBC church: Pastoral vote affected by racism

November 1, 2019

First Baptist Church, Naples, a Southern Baptist church in southwest Florida, has acknowledged that “racial prejudice” was a factor in its congregation’s decision not to appoint Marcus Hayes, a black pastor candidate.  Hayes, a leader of Biltmore Church, Asheville, North Carolina, received 81% of the vote by “a record 3,818” but fell short of the …
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