When Becoming Welcoming and Affirming Gets You Gone

October 14, 2014

Historic Crescent Hill Baptist Church took a vote, and became an LGBT welcoming and affirming congregation.  The Kentucky Baptist Convention Credentialing Committee took a vote of its own soon afterwards, and has started the process to sever ties with the church.

“Organized in 1908, Crescent Hill Baptist Church dedicated its current building at the corner of Frankfort and Birchwood avenues in 1926 to coincide with the opening of nearby Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

“For many years the church and seminary shared ties of mutual support lending Crescent Hill the reputation as Louisville’s “seminary church.” For decades the congregation flourished with help from student volunteers and part-time employees.”

If Crescent Hill is bothered by the action they are not letting on.  In fact, they’ve scheduled an “assembly of the injured” on October 25, 2014 to address the need for churches and faith communities to establish “safe places” for LGBT people who have been wounded by church teachings or actions.

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