Christianity Admin on 17 Nov 2006 02:25 am
From the article:
Membership in the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina will hinge on one single issue — whether a church accepts gays — if a bylaw change is approved by delegates at the convention’s annual meeting in Greensboro this week.Â Â Â
Those churches that “affirm, approve, endorse, promote, support or bless homosexual behavior” will be excluded from membership, according to the proposed bylaw approved in September by the state convention’s board of directors. There is no other requirement for membership aside from donating money.
Proponents of the change say it is needed to counter an aggressive cultural effort to redefine homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle. The measure would go further than many Protestant denominations in making opposition to homosexuality the only test for membership.
Why is it that Baptists do not love their neighbors, as Jesus commands? Christians ignore Jesus all the time, but why?