Arkansas megachurch pastor new Southern Baptist president; group opposes transgender identity

  • by: JULIET LINDERMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 10, 2014 - 5:30 PM

BALTIMORE — An Arkansas megachurch pastor was elected Tuesday to lead the country's Southern Baptists as the conservative denomination tries to turn around declining membership, church attendance and baptisms and faces increasing conflict with mainstream culture, especially over its conviction that gay sex is immoral.

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