Southern Baptists open to reaching out to LGBT – but still don’t give a flying leap about HETERO CELIBATE UNMARRIED ADULTS
Hat tip to radio host Janet Mefferd (I first saw this link tweeted by her earlier today).
(Link): Southern Baptists open to reaching out to LGBT community
Leaders at the Southern Baptist Convention are slowly appearing to embrace the idea of a new conversation on gay rights.
The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, an entity of the SBC, met this week in Nashville for its first-ever conference on sexuality. The gathering brought together more than 200 pastors and religious leaders to discuss “sexual brokenness,” in addition to divorce and pornography.
Homosexuality dominated the 3-day meeting, with some pastors pushing colleagues for a new tone on reaching out to the LGBT community. “I just think we have to reject redneck theology in all of its forms,” Pastor Jimmy Scroggins told the group Monday night. “Let’s stop telling Adam and Steve jokes.”
Oh, okay, they’re open “to reaching LGBT,” and we all know they expect married women to “graciously submit” to their husbands, they are discussing divorce, and even their (Link): new site about biblical womanhood is mostly about married mothers, but I guess never-married, celibate / childless women past the age of 30 can go take a hike.
I don’t have much more to say about any of this here, just please see my previous posts:
(Link): Southern Baptists (who don’t TRULY support sexual purity) Announce 2014 Sex Summit
(Link): Southern Baptist’s New Sexist “Biblical Woman” Site – Attitudes in Total Face Palm of a Site One Reason Among Many This Unmarried and Childless Woman Is Saying Toodle-Oo to Christianity
(Link): Southern Baptists – Still Majoring in the Minors and ignoring the never married (singles) – Why Church Membership is Down
(Link): Never Married Christians Over Age 35 who are childless Are More Ignored Than Divorced or Infertile People or Single Parents
(Link): Southern Baptists Perpetuate Myths About Genders, Sex, and Adult Singles at 2014 ERLC Summit – All Women Are harlots, men cannot control themselves
(Link): Divorce Rates in America Decreasing But Divorce Rates on Increase Among Southern Baptists
Related links this blog:
(Link): What Churches Should Do for Singles by T. Campolo
(Link): Why Do Christians Ask if Homosexuals Can Change Their Orientation – Why Not Explain that Celibacy is an Option?
(Link): New website launched to help Christians experiencing same-sex attraction / Editorial about Celibacy by Ed Shaw
(Link): The New Homophiles: A Closer Look (article) Re: Christian Homosexual Celibates and Christian Homosexual Virgins
(Link): Church Touts Homosexuality as a Gift, Not a Sin
(Link): Christian Double Standards on Celibacy – Hetero Singles Must Abstain from Sex but Not Homosexual Singles
(Link): Christian World Vision Charity Okay and Dandy With Homosexual Marriage But Not Okay With Singles Fornicating
(Link): Virgin – and Celibate – Shaming : Christian Double Standards – Homosexuals Vs Hetero Singles – Concerning Thabiti Anyabwile and Gag Reflexes
(Link): Are Christian Singles The New Second Class Christian? by Duke Taber
(Link): Pew for One: How Is the Church Responding to Growing Number of Singles? by S. Hamaker
(Link): Isn’t It Time the Church Gave Singles a Break? (editorial from another blog)
(Link): How American Christians Were Influenced by 1950s American Secular Propaganda to Idolize Marriage and Children and Against Singles and the Childless -and how over-emphasis on “family” and lack of respect for singleness started a backlash against both – [both = marriage, having kids] (excerpts from ‘Pornland’ book)