Religion: Baptist Dismissals

I do not deny the virgin birth, said Baptist Max Wicker, "and I do not affirm it. My mind is still open." This statement of position last week did not satisfy Wicker's superiors on the general board of the Southern Baptist Church in North Carolina. After a six-hour hearing, the board dismissed from their jobs: Wicker, 39, secretary of the Baptist Student Union at Duke University; the Rev. J. C. Herrin, 29, Baptist Student Union secretary at the University of North Carolina, and the union's state secretary, the Rev. James W. Ray, 39....

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