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Southern Baptists Vote on Measure Backed by Moderates

SAN ANTONIO, TX - Southern Baptists voted on a motion backed by church moderates concerned by what they see as a dangerous rightward shift in their denomination.

Opponents say the referendum was confusing and shouldn't be viewed as a significant statement about Southern Baptist identity.

Results of yesterday's vote at the denomination's annual convention in San Antonio are to be revealed today.

Before the vote, Southern Baptist Convention "messengers" heard arguments over a proposal backed by moderates that would affirm a doctrinal roadmap called the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.

The document lays out the tenets of Southern Baptist belief, but moderates say conservatives want the church to be more restrictive.

At stake, according to some in the convention, is the direction of the SBC nearly three decades after its "conservative resurgence" purged liberals over the issue of biblical infallibility.

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