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June 14, 2023

Southern Baptists Reject Rick Warren’s Saddleback Appeal

Nobody expected Rick Warren’s appeal to be successful—not even Rick Warren. But he still stood up in front of 13,000 Southern Baptists gathered in New Orleans to make his case.
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May 24, 2023

Pastor Rick Warren Responds to SBC Messengers' Vote to Uphold the Disfellowship of Saddleback Church Says, 'Truth inevitably triumphs over tradition, but it takes time'

NEW ORLEANS, June 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Following Pastor Rick Warren's appeal from the floor of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual Meeting in New Orleans yesterday, shortly after the results of the vote were announced this morning he gave his response and fielded questions from credentialed press at a 75-minute Media Availability, that resembled a "Master Class" in SBC history, polity and hermeneutics.
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June 13, 2023

Southern Baptists back male-only pastors, reject Saddleback Church’s reinstatement appeal

The Southern Baptist Convention has voted to enforce a doctrine for male-only pastors, rejecting an impassioned appeal from the Rev. Rick Warren to reinstate his megachurch, which an SBC governing panel expelled in February for employing a female “teaching pastor.”