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Pence Speech Riles Some As Southern Baptists' Moderates Gain Strength

The largest Protestant denomination in the country closed its annual meeting Wednesday with a partisan speech from the vice president. The group's new leader quickly sought to distance it from Pence.
Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Southern Baptist Convention meeting on Wednesday in Dallas, Texas. Source: Rodger Mallison

The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the country, wrapped up its annual meeting Wednesday on a partisan tone. The featured speaker was Vice President Pence, who spoke of the day he accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and of the importance of prayer, but mostly delivered a speech fit for

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