Baptist Group Unhappy With Liberal Lobby

The North American Baptist Conference (NAB), has voted to defund the Baptist Joint Committee (BJC), a liberal lobby in Washington, D.C., unless the organization backs away from its liberal connections. Citizen Link reported that these include Executive Director Brent Walker's seat on the board of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. The suspension of support would occur June 30, 2002, if BJC fails to take the recommended steps. "The BJC is unlikely to take those steps, given its base on the left," Citizen Link observed.