Southern Baptist Convention kicks off annual meeting as #MeToo cases, protests loom

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The Southern Baptist Convention on Tuesday opened its annual meeting, the first of the #MeToo era, amid a slew of recent scandals related to its treatment of women.

There’s a lot on the agenda. The most contentious item: Delegates, called messengers, will vote on a resolution that acknowledges that male leaders and other members of the nation’s largest evangelical denomination have “wronged women, abused women, silenced women, objectified women” throughout the church’s history.

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