RALEIGH, N.C. -- More than 3,000 Baptists are expected to file into the Greensboro Coliseum this week for the 176th annual Baptist State Convention. They'll be there to sing, pray and to take part in at least one controversial vote.
"Homosexuality is a sin and it's unacceptable behavior, and for the benefit of the church, its members and the benefit of society of a whole, we are taking this stance," said Norman Jameson of the Baptist State Convention. Members will decide Tuesday whether to ban churches that approve of homosexuality. Bill Sanderson of Wendell is the pastor behind the proposal.