The Southern Baptist Convention withdrew a California church known for its “third way” on gay unions and homosexuality from its church membership, officials announced Tuesday.
New Heart Community Church of La Mirada was removed SBC’s Executive Committee by a unanimous vote.
SBC made the move after New Heart’s pastor Danny Cortez and some of its members declared that homosexual unions could be blessed by God.
Roger S. Oldham, spokesman for the SBC, told The Christian Post what it means for the California congregation to have its fellowship withdrawn.
“In Southern Baptist church polity, each church is autonomous — self-governing and self-supporting. The Convention has no authority over any church,” said Oldham.
Source: Christian Post