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I will find the figures soon, but ABC-USA is not the second largest Baptist denomination in the United States. At least one, if not more, of the historicly African-American Baptist denominations is bigger. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jleeper (talkcontribs) 00:12, 29 November 2005 (UTC)

I disagree..In the first Place the First Baptist Church of Zanesville, Ohio is the mother church of the Northern/American Baptist Convention...They have placques from the Convention confirming this...also there are black churches that belong to this group...including the Union Baptist Church of Zanesville, Ohio. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 67.129.210.119 (talkcontribs) 22:47, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Modern Controversies[edit]

Why no discussion of the differences in theology between regions and the recent departure of the Pacific South West? 76.95.97.189 (talk) 23:40, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

Feel free to find a reliable source to cite, and add it. —Angr 07:21, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

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The result was merge. -- HrafnTalkStalk(P) 10:58, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Northern Baptist Convention is merely the former name of American Baptist Churches USA. HrafnTalkStalk 03:31, 1 January 2009 (UTC)


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Split Over Homosexuality[edit]

Split Over Homosexuality Issue

The Pacific Southwest region (ABCPSW), which included 300 church congregations in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada, officially separated from the ABCUSA denomination by unanimous vote of the ABCPSW board on May 11, 2006. This decision was taken after an overwhelming majority of the church delegates voted in favor of withdrawal from the Covenant of Relationship with the ABCUSA on April 29, 2006. The split was based on what the region regarded as inactivity by the denomination in refusing to discipline congregations that have taken an inclusive position towards their homosexual members. The region noted that the denomination had declared same-sex relationships to be incompatible with Christianity. Yet, the denomination had allowed congregations that welcomed sexually active gays, lesbians and bisexuals to remain in the ABCUSA. A notable example was a lesbian pastor in Massachusetts, who united with her partner in a ceremony at her church and was elected President of the Ministers Council of Massachusetts and a member of the Ministers Council Senate of the ABCUSA.

www.religioustolerance.org/hom_abc.htm

"American Baptist churches to split over gay issue," Deseret News, Salt Lake City, 2005-SEP-24, at: http://findarticles.com/

Robert Marus, "American Baptist region withdraws, may trigger split in denomination," 2005-SEP-13, Associated Baptist Press, at: http://www.abpnews.com/

Gregory Tomlin, "Split among American Baptists over homosexuality is final," Baptist Press, 2006-MAY-18, at: http://www.bpnews.net/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cogpdm (talkcontribs) 13:26, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Interesting to join the church in USA[edit]

i am fresh Graduate in one of the Bible school in Nigeria, i am interesting in joining your church and also want to work in your church as a minister of the gospel, i'm an evangelist. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 41.71.148.151 (talk) 12:51, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

my name is Baboloki Johnson, i come from Botswana small country next to South Africa, i have started a small church in a village, i need your assisstace iterms of Bibles and books to other papers to be used to evangelise in the community my adress is Mr. Baboloki Johnson P O BOX 10748 Selebi Phikwe Botswana Southern Africa Africa your assisstance is highly appriciated — Preceding unsigned comment added by 41.76.247.92 (talk) 13:33, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Good luck with that! 143.85.18.26 (talk) 19:42, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

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