LTRP Note: Posted for information and research purposes. Incidentally, Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, is one of the scheduled speakers for the ecumenical (Protestant/Evangelical/Catholic) upcoming event, Together 2016 (see our recent article “Dress Rehearsal for a False Revival?”).
“Southern Baptists Go Beyond Conservative Politics at Meeting”
By Travis Loller
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Southern Baptist Convention has been closely associated with conservative politics for years, but at its annual meeting this week the nation’s largest Protestant denomination showed that its concerns are becoming more diverse along with its membership.
Where 20 years ago the convention voted to boycott Disney for promoting homosexuality, on Tuesday, delegates passed a resolution extending love and compassion to the victims of the recent shooting at an Orlando gay night club. The resolution also asked Southern Baptists to donate blood and offer other forms of support.
Southern Baptists haven’t changed their belief that sexual relations between same-sex couples are sinful, but it is no longer acceptable to denounce gay people. Click here to continue reading.