Deborah L Hughes
Doug, thank you for yourDoug, thank you for your leadership and insight.
I am this kind of Baptist.I am this kind of Baptist.
I was raised in the BaptistI was raised in the Baptist Church but have attended a United Methodist Church since my teens. Anyway, my question is – if it says in the Bible that the homosexual lifestyle is an abomination to God, how can we say it is okay?
I can’t begin to tell you howI can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve said “but I’m not THAT kind of Baptist”. Thank you for also not being THAT kind of Baptist and for so articulately making the case for love!
Wow, thank you for this! s.Wow, thank you for this! s.
I do not how you being aI do not how you being a Baptist can support same sex marriage. God made marriage for man and woman. A man cannot be a bride nor a woman can be a groom. If this country makes it legal then what next? Human and animals marry, blood relatives? When will it all end. I look at it this way. God destroy a city because of that. It is a sin period. God loves the sinner, but hates the sin. You have it wrong.
Harold J. Staiti
I posted your blog on “AI posted your blog on “A Baptist Case For The Freedom To Marry” on my Theology Discussion List and will print it out for our (conservative) congregation to read as desired.
It is very well written and reflects the freedom and liberty of conscience which once, and should still be, our distinctive as baptists.
I grew up as a SouthernI grew up as a Southern Baptist, graduated from a Baptist university and from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Al Mohler lived down the hall from me before he got married, the year before he started his Ph.D. program). You are spot on about what historically authentic Baptists would argue today. Good grief, Roger Williams defended the rights of atheists not to believe on Baptist principles. This just serves to illustrate how far current “Baptists” have devolved from being the radical left wing of the Reformation.
The issue should not be aThe issue should not be a denominational issue but a Bible issue. What does the Bible say about the LGBT community and their lifestyles? When one studies Jesus’ teaching on marriage and divorce in Matthew 19 they will see clearly that He defines marriage as between one man and one woman for life. We are called to love people as God does but we are also called to hate sin as God does. The homosexual lifestyle is a sinful lifestyle that is destructive to the individual and the culture. May God help us all to line ourselves with His teaching on this issue.
Well said!Well said!
Now, could you (or someone) please send this to Richard Land, Al Mohler, etc.?
Thank you – I am a life-longThank you – I am a life-long Baptist, 3rd generation minister, and also “not one of THOSE Baptists.” Thank you for articulating so clearly what we believe and why we believe it.
Rev. Dr. Don Anderson
We are fighting hard forWe are fighting hard for marriage equaltiy in Rhode Island. Both the Rhode State Council of Churhes and the Rhode Island Board of Rabbis have supported this legislation.
its sad to see “christian”its sad to see “christian” and churches sell out for the world. Pathetic
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