For the Baptist State Convention, this week's annual meeting in Greensboro was a time to cut ties.
Delegates voted overwhelmingly to strip or withhold funding from two historical institutions: Baptist Retirement Homes and the Woman's Missionary Union.
The convention has given millions to both groups for years. The
retirement homes stand to lose at least $500,000 and the missionary
group at least $400,000 in free rent and staff support alone.
Five colleges in our state, including Chowan University in Murfreesboro, are tied to the Baptist religious leadership and could have been affected by the cut of financial ties. However, no college or university has been affected by the decisions made.