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Southern Baptist Convention ousts megachurch for employing female ministers

Stacie Wood (left), the woman pastor at the center of the Southern Baptist Convention's decision to oust Saddleback Church, has said she will continue to serve as a ministry leader. (Allison Dinner/AP)
Stacie Wood (left), the woman pastor at the center of the Southern Baptist Convention's decision to oust Saddleback Church, has said she will continue to serve as a ministry leader. (Allison Dinner/AP)

The Southern Baptist Convention has disfellowshiped five churches for employing female ministers. The Convention kicked out Saddleback Church, one of the country’s biggest megachurches.

Here & Now‘s Jane Clayson gets the latest from Kate Shellnutt, news director at Christianity Today.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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