Southern Baptists Oppose Gay Boy Scouts Policy, Discuss Outreach to New Members

sbc-meeting-271The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) held its annual meeting this week (June 11-12) in Houston. Among many measures, delegates passed a resolution opposing the recent Boy Scouts decision to allow openly gay scouts. The resolution vowed to stand with churches and families that cut ties with the Boy Scouts, but it stopped short of calling for an all-out boycott. Another big topic of discussion was how to expand outreach. Membership declined nearly one percent last year, although with 15.9 million members the SBC is still the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.

Watch our story last year on SBC president Rev. Fred Luter and our interview this week with Rev. Russell Moore, new president of the SBC’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.