Update: NC Church Splits from Baptist Conventions After Controversial Sign Posted

June 11, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

Wire Service: AP


On June 11, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A church whose pastor was criticized last month for displaying a sign calling for the Koran to be 'flushed' has withdrawn from the Southern Baptist Convention. Pastor Creighton Lovelace did not immediately return calls yesterday, but in a phone message left at his church in Forest City, about 65 miles west of Charlotte, he identified it as 'Danieltown Independent Baptist Church' rather than Danieltown Baptist Church. Mr. Lovelace this week told the Biblical Recorder, the journal of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, that criticism from fellow Baptists over the Koran sign was part of the reason the 55-member church voted to withdraw from the state and Southern conventions."