Carson to withdraw as Pastors’ Conf. speaker

Ben Carson

Ben Carson

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP, TAB) — Likely Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference have “mutually agreed” that Carson will not address the Pastors’ Conference in Columbus, Ohio, as previously scheduled. Some Southern Baptists raised theological and political concerns in late March and April, with Texas pastor Bart Barber and Baptist21, a network of younger Southern Baptist leaders, posting blog articles objecting to Carson’s scheduled appearance at the conference June 14, as Carson identifies himself as a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. “We didn’t want this to become a distraction for our convention,” Pastors’ Conference President William Rice said.

Carson is scheduled to speak at the University of Mobile’s annual Leadership Banquet on April 30.
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