Barrett Duke, chairman of the 2017 Committee on Resolutions, kicks off the vote on nine resolutions at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Angie Wang)
PHOENIX (AP) - Southern Baptists on Wednesday formally condemned the political movement known as the "alt-right," in a national meeting that was thrown into turmoil after leaders initially refused to take up the issue.
The denomination's annual convention in Phoenix voted to "decry every form of racism, including alt-right white supremacy as antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ" and "denounce and repudiate white supremacy and every form of racial and ethnic hatred as a scheme of the devil."
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