After same-sex wedding, Baptists sever ties with Greenville church

GreenvilleOnline reports:

The revelation that First Baptist Greenville would marry same-sex couples sparked renouncements and rejoice over the summer — left wing, right wing, casual non-believers, an issue wrapped in tradition and the ripe moment of a cause.

The dust had just begun to settle here in the cradle of conservative Baptist theology, but now another longtime Baptist church on the outskirts of downtown Greenville has aroused interest — and fueled new rounds of praise and condemnation.

Today, Augusta Heights Baptist Church finds itself in a similar position after its pastor officiated a same-sex marriage outside the church.

The blessing of the bond of two gay men has brought with it ultimatums from the Baptist organizations it has long affiliated with.

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