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Broadway’s Pastor Calls It Quits

Timothy Kincaid

April 17th, 2008

Rev. Brett Younger, the gay-tolerant pastor of Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth has decided to give up his efforts to bring about unity and peace in his church.

After surviving months of bitter infighting over the philosophical direction of his church, the Rev. Brett Younger, senior pastor at Broadway Baptist Church, is stepping down to work on the faculty of a divinity school in Atlanta.

Younger, 47, is going to work at McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University in Atlanta. Members of the church leadership were told about his resignation earlier this week. His last day at Broadway Baptist will be June 8.

I’m saddened by his decision and hope that it does not encourage those at Broadway who were intolerant and unkind to feel justified in their behavior.

See also:
Broadway’s Pastor Calls It Quits
Broadway’s Anti-Gays Vote
Broadway Baptist Finds a Happy Compromise
Broadway Baptist Punts on Gay Members’ Photos
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Scott Green
April 17th, 2008 | LINK

As a gay member of Broadway Baptist Church, I am deeply saddened by Brett’s departure. Part of me certainly understands his decision, but a much larger part of me wishes he would stay. I have come to know Brett as a fine man, one who is willing to take a stand against hatred, intolerance, and bigotry. He also possesses a deep, inner strength which has allowed him to stand against those who wished him harm. I wish him nothing but the absolutely best in his new position in Atlanta.

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