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Southern Baptists: Gay rights not civil rights
Associated Press ^ | June 20 2012 | Travis Loller

Posted on 06/21/2012 7:03:53 AM PDT by scottjewell

NEW ORLEANS—A day after electing their first African-American president in a historic move that strives to erase its legacy of racism, Southern Baptists passed a resolution opposing the idea that same-sex marriage is a civil rights issue. Thousands of delegates at the denomination's annual meeting in New Orleans on Wednesday were nearly unanimous in their support for the resolution that affirms their belief that marriage is "the exclusive union of one man and one woman" and that "all sexual behavior outside of marriage is sinful." . . . The resolution acknowledges that gays and lesbians sometimes experience "unique struggles" but declares that they lack the "distinguishing features of classes entitled to special protections." It includes a call for the U.S. Justice Department to cease efforts to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act and for the Obama administration to ensure that military personnel and chaplains canfreely express their religious convictions about homosexuality. . . "It's important to sound the alarm again, because the culture is changing," [said Mckissic] [adding]it was "an unfair comparison" for gays to equate same-sex marriage with civil rights because there is not incontrovertible scientific evidence that homosexuality is an innate characteristic, like skin color.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; religion
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These filthy sodomites had better invest in adult diapers because they’re gonna need them.

21 posted on 06/21/2012 9:45:15 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: IronJack
The argument would be that what you DO is inseperable from what you ARE

But two men choosing to marry is clearly different from a diabetic falling into a diabetic coma. One is a positive act of the will. The other is what happens when you do nothing.

And beside, the entire premise of civil rights is that people should be judged by what they do, not by what they are. That's why we don't look at race when we define marriage.

If they want to say that doing and being can't be separated, then they are making our argument for us. They are saying that homosexual rights follow from a completely different logic than civil rights. If they want to hang themselves with that argument, I say let them.

22 posted on 06/21/2012 10:02:24 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: scottjewell

Somebody needs to challenge the writer over that nasty little surmise. Just ask him what his evidence is.

23 posted on 06/21/2012 10:06:04 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: scottjewell; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; sickoflibs

Is the New Black Prez of the Southern Baptists an Obama booster?

24 posted on 06/24/2012 4:52:41 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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