The Tennessean Follows Up On Ex-Gay Movement

Jim Burroway

August 17th, 2007

The Tennessean from Nashville had some very extensive follow-up to last week’s appearance by ex-gay survivors Darlene Bogle and Christine Bakke in front of the Southern Baptist Convention’s headquarters. We briefly mentioned Jack Drescher’s op-ed piece which probably got the most notice.

But I’d also like to direct your attention to the Tennessean’s editorial calling the SBC to task for “perpetuating old stigmas,” an opposing op-ed which says the church is “obliged to help those who feel trapped by lifestyle,” and an opinion piece by Bob Stith, the denomination’s first national strategist for gender issues, which gives us a good idea of where the SBC is going with this. And don’t miss the lively Reader Views section which indicates that quite a few middle Tennesseans are skeptical of the SBC’s latest initiative.

Bill Ware

August 19th, 2007

Thanks for the heads up on the Tennessean’s readers views. I’ve been posting comments to the original article which total 660 and counting.

I asked for the chapter and verses where Jesus had something negative to say about gays. Of course there isn’t any. Clarksbar give me the ole “jots and tittle” routine about how Jesus exclaimed that He didn’t show up to change any laws, only to fulfill them. So I responded with this:

clarksbar,

Not one jot or tittle?

So you believe slavery is okay as long as the slaves are foreigners, not fellow countrymen?

PS Why are you working on the Sabbeth?

He got a bit bent out of shape on that one.

Anyway, I may be straight, but I’m having a gay old time over there!!!

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