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Southern Baptists Reject Private Schooling Initiative

A proposal that would have encouraged the mass exodus of Southern Baptist children from the public school system was killed at this year's annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention ( search ), supporters say because leadership felt it was too radical for the organization.Though the resolution, sponsored by two members from Texas and Virginia, sparked debate and publicity, members of the resolution committee refused on Wednesday to send the proposal to the full floor for a vote by the membership, which is conducting its convention in Indianapolis. A subsequent attempt by one of the sponsors to attach it to another resolution on the floor was also defeated."I would never impose on anyone how they should be educating their children," said Rev. Tommy Green, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Brandon, Fla., who serves on one of the committees to the convention and opposed the resolution from the outset.The proposal, sponsored by retired Air Force General Thomas Pinckney ( search ...

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