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The stupidest statistic ever

Timothy Kincaid

June 11th, 2010

Bob Stith, the Southern Baptists’ National Strategist for Gender Issues, is all giddy about getting a handful of ex-gays to come and bless the SBC’s campaign against the lives, liberty, freedom, and rights of gay men and women and transgenders. I’ll give Bob credit for trying to make the church more “loving”, but Stith on his good day is more hostile than the least tolerant United Church of Christ pastor on their worst day.

Anyway, I digress.

I was amused by a paragraph in Stith’s latest announcement:

A LifeWay Research study reports that while 100 percent of Southern Baptist pastors believe homosexual conduct is sin, 49 percent of Americans do not.

One hundred percent! Wow! That must mean it’s right.

Except… duh. They only have 100% agreement because they kick out anyone who doesn’t agree.

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MJC
June 11th, 2010 | LINK

Perhaps that man is a Stith Lord.

David Roberts
June 11th, 2010 | LINK

Except… duh. They only have 100% agreement because they kick out anyone who doesn’t agree.

Exactly what came to mind when I read that.  This should be funny, but it’s not.

TampaZeke
June 11th, 2010 | LINK

Wait a minute. Is he claiming that the Southern Baptist Church has been/is becoming too darn nice to the homa-sek-shuls?

It’s a real shame that this will be a very effective movement within the largest protestant denomination in the country which is already the most anti-gay in the country.

Let’s not forget that this denomination separated from the larger Baptist denomination based on their support for the traditional institution of slavery. Yet somehow they have maintained credibility and have become a major political force in the country.

Rev Ray neal
June 12th, 2010 | LINK

Yes, if you disagree they find a way to get rid of you, to effectively cancel your membership in the convention by cancelling your home church’s membership in the convention. Whenver pastors or lay members speak out about what is wrong with the SBC, they kick you out.

I do know many of the pastors, being a former SBC pastor myself, who do not believe that homosexuality is a sin, but they won’t be speaking out about it, beause they would lose their job, or their church would be kicked out of the convention if they did.

I left the SBC after my divorce (they don’t like divorced pastors either) and went to Metropolitan Community Churches and came out at the same time. I’m very happy being able to speak out clearly and loudly about God’s love and acceptance of everyone, even Queer people. I pray others will make the journey of faith to the place where they, too, can speak out honestly without fear of reprisal.

justsearching
June 14th, 2010 | LINK

Counting the hits, ignoring the misses. This is classic Christian thinking.

toujoursdan
June 14th, 2010 | LINK

That statistic is a lie. There are plenty of people who remain in the SBC who don’t necessarily believe that homosexuality is a sin.

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