Welton Gaddy, former Southern Baptist who became a champion of liberal Christianity, dies

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The Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, a pastor and former president of Interfaith Alliance who went from being a conservative Southern Baptist leader to an advocate for interfaith relations and LGBTQ Christians, died Wednesday (June 7). He was 81. Interfaith Alliance announced Gaddy’s death in a statement, saying the organization’s former leader died in his home in Monroe, Louisiana.