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March 12, 2008

Albany -- Southern Baptist churches across the nation are looking into whether they should take a stronger stance on global warming.

A statement released Monday said that Southern Baptists have been too timid on environmental issues, and that it is their biblical duty to stop global warming.

46 people signed this declaration including the President of the Southern Baptist Convention. But not all pastors agree with this green initiative.

"As Christians we are to be good stewards of the earth that God has given us, but at the same time I don't believe man is contributing to what we see in weather changes," said Central Baptist pastor, Andy Goode.

The last statement questioning global warming was made during the denomination's 2007 annual meeting.

The Southern Baptist Convention has more than 16 million members and is the largest Protestant group in the United States.

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