Married lesbian couple to lead prominent D.C. Baptist church

The Washington Post reports: “Calvary Baptist Church, a progressive Baptist landmark in the heart of downtown Washington, has named a gay couple as co-pastors…

A spokeswoman for the congregation said she didn’t know whether a gay couple leading a church was a first for Baptists.

‘We look for the best people in the world and that’s who they were,’ said Carol Blythe. ‘We’re very excited.’

The 155-year-old church severed ties with the Southern Baptist Convention in 2012: It was at loggerheads with the group on several issues, including the SBC’s stance against homosexuality. Calvary Baptist still affiliates with American Baptist Churches USA…”

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