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Southern Baptists support discrimination in the military

Timothy Kincaid

June 17th, 2010

In a move which shocked absolutely no one, the Southern Baptist Church took yet another vote to make sure that everyone is absolutely clear that they don’t like gay people. They don’t like them in the church, they don’t like them getting married, and they don’t like them serving in the military.

In a long-winded declaration which decried “Normalizing the open presence of homosexuals in the armed forces” repeatedly, over and over, ad nauseum, the Southern Baptist Church declared:

RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Orlando, Florida, June 15-16, 2010, affirm the Bible’s declaration that homosexual behavior is intrinsically disordered and sinful, and we also affirm the Bible’s promise of forgiveness, change, and eternal life to all sinners (including those engaged in homosexual sin) who repent of sin and trust in the saving power of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 6:9-11); and be it further

RESOLVED, That we oppose changing current law to normalize the open presence of homosexuals in the armed forces, and insist on keeping the finding of Congress that sustains current law, which states that even “the presence in the armed forces” of persons demonstrating “a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts” creates “an unacceptable risk to . . . the essence of military capability”;

Praise Jesus, feel the love. We can be “forgiven”, but not “normalized”. And all that normalization would “destroy the finest fighting force the world has ever known.”

Of course this is all out of love. And the Southern Baptists, they don’t hate us, nosiree.

Well I have a question for Dr. Land and his merry band of Baptists: if you love us so much, if your policy positions are not based on hate, then why is it that there is not one single, solitary, stand alone, sitting out there, mild little instance – not one – in which you haven’t taken the position which is most harmful to the lives, liberties, freedoms, and happiness of gay people?

Ever?

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Aaron
June 18th, 2010 | LINK

I fear that they are in heresy.

Priya Lynn
June 18th, 2010 | LINK

“And all that normalization would “destroy the finest fighting force the world has ever known.”.”

Having the finest fighting force the world has ever known is not something to be proud of. It speaks to the collective shame of the human race that we have a society that relies on violence to solve problems.

Fred
June 18th, 2010 | LINK

Well it is clear, Southern Baptists like men killing other men a lot more than men kissing other men. It is a weird persepective from a Biblical point of view:) Hi from the Netherlands, where gays are welcome in the army, in churches and in society (though there are problems here too).

Paul in Canada
June 18th, 2010 | LINK

“onward Christian soldiers, marching as to war…….”

Except, the battlefield has shifted and the ‘Christian army’ is marching off the precipice.

Good riddance!

David King
June 18th, 2010 | LINK

I don’t envy those people . . . as they say, “What goes around, comes around.”

But since they are experts at proof-texting, they should be aware of what awaits them when the day that they need mercy arrives:

Luke 6:38
. . . For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

Jim
June 19th, 2010 | LINK

“Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition”

Fireside Theatre

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