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Wed Mar 10, 2021, 07:38 PM

Popular evangelical Beth Moore says she's no longer a Southern Baptist

Also: Bible teacher Beth Moore’s split with Southern Baptists has some women wondering whether to follow her (Washington Post)

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Source: CNN

Popular evangelical Beth Moore says she's no longer a Southern Baptist

By Harmeet Kaur, CNN
Updated 1834 GMT (0234 HKT) March 10, 2021

(CNN) — Beth Moore, a popular evangelical Christian and Bible teacher, says she is no longer a Southern Baptist and is parting ways with the denomination's publishing arm.

Moore disclosed her departure during a recent interview with Religion News Service.

"I am still a Baptist, but I can no longer identify with Southern Baptists," she told the news agency. "I love so many Southern Baptist people, so many Southern Baptist churches, but I don't identify with some of the things in our heritage that haven't remained in the past."

Moore retweeted a Religion News Service post about the article, and a spokesperson for Moore told CNN that her comments in that interview were all she had to say on the matter.

LifeWay Christian Resources, the publishing division of the Southern Baptist Convention, confirmed the break with Moore in a statement to CNN.

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Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/03/10/us/beth-moore-leaves-southern-baptist-convention-trnd/index.html

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Source: Washington Post

Bible teacher Beth Moore’s split with Southern Baptists has some women wondering whether to follow her

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey and Michelle Boorstein
March 10, 2021 at 3:11 p.m. EST

For conservative evangelical critics of former president Donald Trump, the past few years have been painful and isolating. But this week things got personal in a new way, with a dramatic announcement by celebrity Bible teacher Beth Moore that she no longer considers herself a Southern Baptist.

Moore, a frosty-haired, joke-cracking Texan runs a $15 million ministry that is wildly popular among conservative Christian women. She has for several years been raising concerns about what she sees as hypocrisy in evangelicalism. On Tuesday, she went further, ending her affiliation with the Southern Baptists and parting ways with the denomination’s publishing arm that distributed her Bible teaching.

While the Southern Baptist Convention has been losing members for years, it remains the country’s largest Protestant group, and Moore’s exit has fueled chaos for the denomination which has debated women’s roles in recent years.

Her exit has prompted many of her followers to consider whether to emulate her in some way, even if they plan to stay at their churches.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2021/03/10/beth-moore-lifeway-southern-baptist-split-women/

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