Friday, August 3, 2007

Seventh Day Baptists remain in the BJC

The Seventh Day Baptist General Conference has been meeting this week on the campus of George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. One of the primary business issues this year was a vote about whether to remain affiliated with the Baptist Joint Committee. The vote took place on Tuesday. 234 votes were cast for disaffiliation, but 279 votes were cast against - 46% for, 54% against. The motion lost.

The Conference also voted to communicate to the BJC the dissatisfaction of many Seventh Day Baptists with aspects of its behavior. This issue will not go away if the BJC continues as it has in the past.


  1. Jim,

    What were the issues at stake from an outsider's perspective?

  2. From my perspective they do a pretty good job on religious liberty, but on "establishment clause" cases they are much too willing to chase religion out of the public square. I've posted on the problem a number of times since the issue arose at our General Conference last year, and those can be found at the link in this post.


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