On Thursday, the Alliance of Baptists issued a statement celebrating the life of the group’s foundational leader, calling him “an integral member of a small group of Baptists who were committed to ensuring that all Baptists were not synonymous with fundamentalism.”
Gaddy may be gone, the statement said, but his legacy of forging a different vision for his Christian faith, as well as preaching respect for others, will endure.
“We will continue the work that he started,” the statement read.
This article has been updated to correct the affiliation of Paul Raushenbush and Jack Moline.
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