A church in Kentucky has been ousted from the Baptist denomination for performing gay weddings. The Kentucky Baptist Convention decided on November 11 to expel Crescent Hill Baptist Church of Louisville, stating that it could not be affiliated with a church that promotes homosexuality, the Christian Headlines website reports today (November 13, 2014).
Director of the Convention, Paul Chitwood, said, "We're all sinners and we recognize that, but for a church to say 'we're going to endorse the sin, we're going to call what the Bible calls wrong, [and] call it right,' that becomes the issue."
According to the Crescent Hill website, the church believes, "God loves all people without condition."
Crescent Hill pastor Rev. Jason Crosby attended the meeting that decided the fate of the church. Only a few members of the Convention voted in favor of Crescent Hill.