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  • ‘Third way’ church disfellowshipped from SBC

    September 24 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Acting on behalf of the Southern Baptist Convention, its Executive Committee has withdrawn fellowship from a New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, Calif. where some members, including the pastor Danny Cortez, believe that “same-sex marriage can be blessed by God.”

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  • Calif. convention expels 'Third Way' church

    September 15 2014 by Terry Barone, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    In a unanimous vote of the 35 members of California Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Board, they voted Sept. 11 to withdraw fellowship from New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, Calif., whose pastor, Danny Cortez, says he believes homosexual acts are not always sinful.

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  • 'Third way' church may face expulsion

    August 4 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A California Baptist association's executive board has recommended that the body not seat messengers at its fall meeting from a church whose pastor has said he does not believe all homosexual acts are sinful. Article XV of the Baptist Faith & Message states…

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  • SBC considers divided ‘third way’ church

    June 20 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A Los Angeles-area Southern Baptist church that some media reports said adopted a “third way” position regarding homosexuality in reality never voted to adopt any position on the issue and split into two groups in early June amid unresolvable deadlock.

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