Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Baptist Convention Makes Anti-Gay Policy Official

(Link) When "love the sinner, hate the sin" isn't enough, just demote any church who loves the sinner enough to allow them to take up a pew on Sunday. Eating shellfish and wearing cotton/polyester pantsuits are still A-okay, though.

1 comment:

LNewsEditor said...

JIC Post:

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Pastors at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina adopted a policy Tuesday on homosexuality.

The convention said any church that allows homosexuals in their churches are not considered "friendly to the convention."

Several ministers voiced an opinion on the issue. Some voted in favor of the policy, hoping it will side-step conflicts other denominations have faced in the last year.

But others told WXII 12 News that it's not right to create a policy for one sin and not others.

"If we single out one sin and write a policy which eventually may or will exclude not only people from membership in a Baptist Church but also exclude the church's membership in an association, then it only makes sense that we would have to do the same thing with every sin," said Rob Helton, pastor of Cherry Point Baptist Church in Havelock.

The convention said no church will be forced out for supporting homosexuality, but the vote means churches that do are not in good standing with the convention's principles.