At least two States or Commonwealths have 2 SBC State Conventions, Texas and Virginia. Each have a conservative and liberal convention. Here is my question - since the SBC has returned to its strong evangelical historical base, why has the BGCT and BGAV which are the liberal groups - why have they decided to remain in the SBC, especially when they could affiliate with the AoB or CBF? I realize that some may be in 2 or possibly even 3 groups (SBC,AoB,& CBF) . Why would a church want to be in two opposing groups?