S. Baptist leader: No change on marriage stance

June 11, 2014 10:29 PM

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The new president of the Southern Baptist Convention said Wednesday that the denomination won't relax its position on same-sex marriage and transgender identity, even as courts across the country strike down gay marriage bans and the group tries to bolster membership.

Also on Wednesday, the president of a seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, offered a tearful apology for his controversial decision to admit a Muslim student.

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