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SBC President Retires Gavel Named After Slaveholder

SBC President Retires Gavel Named After Slaveholder

The Southern Baptist Convention has historically opened its meetings by banging a gavel against a pulpit. That gavel, however, is named after a slaveholder. Current SBC President J.D. Greear believes it’s time the nation’s largest Protestant denomination retires the Broadus gavel. Retiring the Official Gavel After Nearly 150 Years Rev. …

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