At its annual meeting this week the Georgia Baptist Convention announced that Druid Hills Baptist Church will no longer be a member.
That’s because the church’s co-pastor Mimi Walker is a woman.
The group says its bylaws specifically forbid women from serving as pastors.
The rule stems from a bible verse.
But Walker says the GBC is selective about which verses they interpret so strictly:
"There are so many elements of scripture that are not being enforced as strictly as this one is and how the group as a whole has chosen this one to focus on you would have to ask the leaders."
Last year the GBC kicked out a church in Decatur for the same reason.
Walker says her church has joined the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia, a more moderate group.
In a statement a GBC spokesperson said the group has no problem with women serving in any position other than pastor.