Leaders at the Southern Baptist Convention are slowly appearing to embrace the idea of a new conversation on gay rights. Homosexuality dominated the 3-day meeting, with some pastors pushing colleagues for a new tone on reaching out to the LGBT community. SBC officials were quick to downplay any pending change, but many pastors did express a seemingly new message of openness. This internal debate is not unique to Southern Baptists. Churches all across the country are grappling with the same idea: How to welcome in worshippers, particularly gay worshippers, with whom their theology and doctrine disagrees. We want to do a better job trying to establish relationships and conversations.
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Southern Baptists and Homosexuality - SBC LIFE
Floyd exhorted members to stand united against same-sex marriage and vows that he will never officiate a same-sex union. The Rev. The Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution Tuesday, June 16, opposing gay marriage, reaffirming a long-standing position of the denomination. It added that "Southern Baptists love our neighbors and extend respect in Christ's name to all people, including those who may disagree with us about the definition of marriage and the public good.
The Southern Baptist Convention’s Doctrinal Shift on Homosexuality
Faith in America, a North Carolina-based advocacy organization, says religious messages condemning homosexuality are harmful to LGBT youth. It is also about finding common ground around our children and youth. Studies show that if a person believes sexual orientation is a choice, they are 70 percent more likely to be against LGBT equal rights. This means negative as well as positive impacts must be claimed. Faith in America said kids raised in condemning religious families are eight times more likely to attempt suicide than their LGBT peers from accepting homes.
LifeSite News is a Roman Catholic press outlet, and the following article was written by Brian Camenker and posted there first. But an even bigger goal has been to infiltrate and subvert the overall Southern Baptist Convention SBC , the largest Christian denomination in the South and the second largest in North America after the Catholic Church. This year that goal has become frighteningly closer to reality.