Weatherly Heights Baptist Church faces ouster for ‘positions outside’ of Baptist beliefs

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (BNG, TAB) — Madison Baptist Association is poised to kick out Weatherly Heights Baptist Church, Huntsville, after Ellin Jimmerson, a member of the congregation who is an ordained minister, received media attention for performing a gay “marriage.” Representatives of Madison Association met last night with David Freeman, pastor of Weatherly Heights, seeking clarification about his views on homosexuality and same-sex “marriage.” Freeman, in a statement to church members, described the meeting as “cordial” and respectful, but in the end the leaders said they will recommend to the association’s executive committee that Weatherly Heights be “disfellowshipped” for positions outside beliefs embraced by the 91-church association. In the meeting Freeman said he emphasized the congregation has not taken a position on the issue of same-sex “marriage,” but has called for a meeting to discuss the matter next Sunday afternoon.

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