Skip to comments.SBC probes Planned Parenthood ties
Posted on 06/11/2013 4:21:03 PM PDT by wonkowasright
Southern Baptist Convention leaders have been asked to consider removing a Texas church that supports a local chapter of Planned Parenthood of America.
Messengers to the 2013 SBC annual meeting in Houston voted June 11 to refer a motion to the SBC Executive Committee to sever ties with Lakeshore Baptist Church in Waco, Texas, for active support of the abortion provider Planned Parenthood.
Dorisanne Cooper Pastor Dorisanne Cooper said Lakeshore Baptist Church already withdrew from the SBC 12 years ago and notified convention leadership at the time. The church felt that the leadership and direction of the SBC were increasingly moving in ways that we did not consider to be true to our identity as Baptists, she said.
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"In February, 2002, Rev. Dorisanne Cooper became Lake Shores senior pastor." per the local church website
I am surprised that is not an issue at this convention. That, women pastors, is in the process of dying a quiet death in the SBC.
Of course the local church did try to quit but the SBC never removed them from the roll.
There is LakePointe (a SBC affiliated church) in Rockwall Texas, that allows members to have “Watch Care” instead of baptism.
I guess Baptist does not mean much anymore, to the SBC any more.
Disappointed in the SBC if this is the case. The Bible is clear on the qualifications for pastor. It’s not negotiable.....then again, neither is baptism.
Watch care in a Baptist church means that a persons letter from their former church has been requested, but until that letter has been received, they are under what is called “watch care”.
Immersion baptism is a requirement for membership in all SBC churches.
Hopefully the right reason would be because of someones health. I have Pulmonary Fibrosis, there is no way that I could survive an immersion baptism.
Now that you mention it I have heard of that being done for that reason in the past in conservative southern baptist churches. I had forgotten that.
there seem to be a lot of people who JUST make assumptions about things.
I have first hand knowledge of the church in question, and it’s standing in SBC.
If you want to know the root of the problem, just check WCCA (Willow Creek Church Association) find a church and you will find that it is listed.
If you want a list of churches not to attend, I would suggest the WCCA find a church directory.
The reason is people are refusing to be baptized.
As I stated, I have first hand knowledge of the situation.
That’s not what “Watch Care” is a LakePointe.
It means essentially you have a provisional membership, for a year or two, but that you don’t have to submit to Baptism (of any sort, immersion, sprinkling, misting, etc).
I used to attend the church in question (7+ years) so I know.
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