In this book that I recently came across - rescuing Jesus from Christinas written by Clayton Sullivan who is a minister with the SBC, he states the following on pg 40 "Scores of Christans live under the illusion that the Christian religion, 'stands or falls' on the virgin birth of Jesus. This belief is one of the five basic beliefs of Protestant Fundamentalism. It is also a cornerstone belief in Roman Catholic Theology. Was Jesus a virgin's son? The answer I suggest is no. The pagan virgin birth belief, historians now recognise, was one of the first steps taken by the early church in the simultaneous de-judaising of and hellenizing of teh Christian message as it spread into the Greco-Roman world". True Baptists do have the Baptist Distinctives and Freedom of thought, but does that extend to denying the virgin birth of Christ?