By David Roach
Biblical Recorder/Baptist Press
September 21, 2016
Amid controversy over North Carolina’s controversial transgender restroom law, Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) leaders estimate they’re less than two weeks away from finalizing contracts to hold the 2023 SBC annual meeting in Charlotte.
And they say they’re glad to support the state for its moral stand on gender and sexuality.
SBC President Steve Gaines said that “while other organizations such as the NCAA, NBA and NFL are seeking to punish North Carolinians for their state government’s bold and appropriate stand on gender and sexuality, Southern Baptists have voted and are resolute about holding our annual meeting there in 2023.”
“Because we are staunch advocates of religious liberty for all, we have no intention of changing our minds,” Gaines told Baptist Press (BP) in written comments. “My prayer is that other businesses and organizations will join us and make North Carolina their preferred choice for conferences, conventions and other similar events. Read the rest of this entry