by Eric Young (Christian Post, 03 Jul 2009)

A renowned NY megachurch, Riverside Church, officially accepted the resignation of their senior pastor Brad Braxton on Thursday, less than 2 months after they installed him.

Reasons cited in his resignation letter was discord and antagonism in the church community over his election and installation. The article mentions Braxton as a progressive Christian, who might have been seen as moving the church away from its interracial progressivism and conservative style of religious practice. On top of that, there was the much-publicised lawsuit surrounding his $600,000 annual compensation package.

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