Southern Baptists Vote on “Transgender Identity,” Elect New President

SBC-meeting-HEAD-sm The Southern Baptist Convention held its annual meeting in Baltimore this week to discuss a range of issues facing the country’s largest Protestant denomination, such as declining membership and changing sexual mores. Southern Baptists approved a resolution opposing efforts to “validate transgender identity as morally praiseworthy.” They also elected a new president, the Rev. Ronnie Floyd, pastor of a northwest Arkansas megachurch.