One of the country's largest religious groups has formally condemned the "alt-right" political movement.

FOX's Tonya J. Powers has the story:

Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix for their annual meeting, have formally voted to condemn the political movement known as the "alt-right."

The measure which "decries every form of racism," got a standing ovation after it passed. But it only happened after convention officials were called out on social media for originally bypassing the proposal.

They had decided not to consider the issue on Tuesday, saying the language in the proposal brought by Reverend Dwight McKissic, an African American pastor, was too strong.

The debate underscores ongoing tensions in the group over whether President Donald Trump is morally fit to be President.

He was elected with 80 percent of the White Evangelical vote.

Tonya J. Powers, FOX News.

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