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Southern Baptist Convention puts brakes on name change

From the March 26, 2012 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

“Southern Baptists to stick (mostly) with same name” Religion News Service. February 21, 2012.

A task force is recommending that the Southern Baptist Convention [SBC] maintain its official name but give members of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination the option of calling themselves “Great Commission Baptists. ” The recommendation on Monday (February 20) determined that changing the Southern Baptist Convention name was fraught with legal and logistical problems.