Southern Baptists refuse to remove homosexuality from ‘sin list’
The Southern Baptist Convention has rejected an appeal by pro-LGBT Christian group Faith In America (FIA) to remove homosexuality from its “sin list.”
In a statement last week, FIA said:
“Ultimately, we at FIA believe LGBT people should be removed from the sin list. We know interpretations and new revelations come to light. We believe the Church will one day stop diminishing the lives of those who are LGBT and we strive to help this come to pass.”
However, speaking to CBN News, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) President Russell Moore (above) said that while Southern Baptists honors the worth and right of every person and their desire for love and compassion, the group “will not ignore the teachings of Jesus himself.”
“To minimize or adjust a Christian sexual ethic would be to abandon the very message Jesus handed to us, and we have no authority to do this,” Moore added.
CBN did not push bigot Moore to explain where Jesus even mentioned homosexuality in the bible.
During the convention last Wednesday, Baptist News Global reported that attendees representing FIA were “forcibly removed” from the venue.
FIA’s Brandan Robertson, a former Southern Baptist youth minister, said that he and three other people were removed even though they registered in advance and sent emails to inform the organizers of their presence.
“We had done everything we needed to do to be there and we registered as guests,” Robertson said. “The four of us attended the convention and were having conversations in plain clothes, not protesting.”
THE SBC’s website “affirm[s] God’s plan for marriage and sexual intimacy – one man and one woman, for life,” noting that homosexuality is a “sin” and not a “valid alternative lifestyle.”
Not is being a hateful asshole.