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Baptist same-sex pressure

The Baptist Union (BU) council is considering changing the ministerial requirements in relation to same-sex marriage for its ministers.

Nicola Laver

It is understood 70 people, mainly BU ministers who are part of pressure group Affirming Baptists Together, signed a letter to the General Secretary of the BU requesting that it effectively change its rule requiring its ministers to be single or in a heterosexual marriage on the basis that it is discriminatory.