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SBC Favors Discrimination

Thomas Whitley

The Southern Baptist Convention has just stated rather clearly that they think it is acceptable to discriminate against someone because of their sexual orientation. From an Associated Baptist Press article:

Other resolutions approved on the closing day of the June 15-16 SBC annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., denounced a proposal to repeal the Pentagon's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy banning open service by gays and opposed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act pending in Congress. The law would expand federal employment discrimination law to prevent people from being fired because of their sexual orientation.

It is especially disheartening to see such a large group of Christians assert their acceptance of policies that not only allow, but even encourage discrimination. I prefer, instead, to fight on behalf of love and quality. Oddly enough it seems that the message that Jesus preached was one of love and equality too, not one of exclusivity, hatred, prejudice, and discrimination.