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Southern Baptist Denomination Severs Ties With DC Baptists Over Homosexuality
Daily Caller ^ | May 26, 2018 | Joshua Gill

Posted on 05/26/2018 4:33:38 PM PDT by upchuck

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) cut relational and financial ties with the D.C. Baptist Convention (DCBC) for refusing to disfellowship a church with two lesbian pastors.

The Executive Committee of the SBC issued a warning to the DCBC in February in which the D.C. convention was given 90 days to remove any church in its fellowship that “practice affirming, approving or endorsing homosexual behavior,” according to Baptist Press.

The executive committee gave the warning specifically with regard to Calvary Baptist Church, which affirmed a lesbian couple as co-pastors in 2017, according to Juicy Ecumenism. The D.C. Baptist Convention failed to comply with the SBC’s warning as of May 21 and has therefore been disfellowshipped.

“The formal relationship between the SBC and the DCBC has come to an end,” read a statement from interim Executive Committee president D. August Boto, according to Baptist Press.

Boto told Baptist Press that the EC at its February meeting “expressed deep regret over the need to take this action, but felt compelled to affirm biblical truth over organizational relationships.”

With the severing of its relationship with the SBC, the DCBC lost its authorization “to receive and disburse Cooperative Program and other SBC contributions,” effectively cutting it off from SBC financial support and other aid.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: baptist; dc; gaysbian; homosexualagenda; religiousleft; sbc; schism
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1 posted on 05/26/2018 4:33:38 PM PDT by upchuck
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To: upchuck

Glad the SBC finally grew the cojones to do this.


2 posted on 05/26/2018 4:35:23 PM PDT by upchuck (The problem: parents doing their careers instead of raising their kids. h/t: Wyrd bið ful aræd)
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To: upchuck

God’s way or man’s way.


3 posted on 05/26/2018 4:40:12 PM PDT by FES0844 (SGould the allow it. Hi call the shots. I’m sure Laura would have stayed Oman)
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To: upchuck

Here’s the rub: the were neither Baptists or Christians.


4 posted on 05/26/2018 4:42:50 PM PDT by Salvavida
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To: upchuck

Have Roman Catholic Dioseses cut ties with the Vatican over its support of homosexuality?


5 posted on 05/26/2018 4:44:29 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Q is Admiral Michael S. Rogers)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

That’s a trick question, right?


6 posted on 05/26/2018 4:48:11 PM PDT by bankwalker (Immigration without assimilation is an invasion.)
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To: upchuck

good for SBC!


7 posted on 05/26/2018 4:49:49 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

They should.


8 posted on 05/26/2018 4:52:10 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: upchuck

“. . . but felt compelled to affirm biblical truth over organizational relationships.”

A good statement that needs to be used more often.


9 posted on 05/26/2018 5:05:40 PM PDT by Maudeen (www.ThereIsHopeInJesus.com)
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To: upchuck

They’re about the only Christian church that follows the Bible.

See my tagline. It’s almost here.


10 posted on 05/26/2018 5:06:57 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: aMorePerfectUnion; bankwalker

I don’t think that is an issue isolated to the Baptist Church, folks.

I see a boatload of Christian churches of ALL denominations that have the rainbow flag on their signs, if not the actual flags.

I commend the Southern Baptists for taking this positive step, but there are a load of other denominations, not just Catholics, who openly embrace homosexuality.


11 posted on 05/26/2018 5:09:32 PM PDT by rlmorel (Leftists: They believe in the "Invisible Hand" only when it is guided by government.)
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To: fella

How widespread is SBC geographically?


12 posted on 05/26/2018 5:19:44 PM PDT by bankwalker (Immigration without assimilation is an invasion.)
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To: upchuck

Don’t look back either.


13 posted on 05/26/2018 5:25:26 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: fella

Pride goeth before a fall.


14 posted on 05/26/2018 5:34:29 PM PDT by Ikeon (WhAaat? i often wonder how many people would starve to death if I quit my job and didn't pay taxes?)
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To: fella
I have distanced myself from the established evangelical Baptist churches in the past over some administrative and directional issues, but am coming back around to them since the “independent” and “non-denominational” churches more and more seem to equivocate on this non-negotiable issue.

There is no middle ground on this.

15 posted on 05/26/2018 5:55:15 PM PDT by fwdude (History has no 'sides;' you're thinking of geometry.)
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To: upchuck

Now start disfellowing churches with female pastors and they will really be on track.


16 posted on 05/26/2018 5:57:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

God’s word is abundantly clear, it’s a very black and white issue.


17 posted on 05/26/2018 5:59:57 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: rlmorel

“but there are a load of other denominations, not just Catholics, who openly embrace homosexuality.

Absolutely true. Pretty much every liberal denomination is in the same boat.


18 posted on 05/26/2018 6:04:51 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Q is Admiral Michael S. Rogers)
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To: bankwalker
“That’s a trick question, right? 😉
19 posted on 05/26/2018 6:05:25 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Q is Admiral Michael S. Rogers)
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To: rlmorel; aMorePerfectUnion; bankwalker; bgill
Well, the teaching of the Catholic Church is that a homosexual "orientation" is "objectively disordered" and that homosexual conduct involves "acts of grave depravity" and "under no circumstances can they be approved."

And Pope Francis has just re-affirmed the traditional Catholic policy that homosexuals are not to be admitted to the seminary. He told bishops they are not to admit young men into seminaries if “you have the slightest doubt” that they might be active homosexuals ~ or ~" have "deep-seated homosexual tendencies".

As good-guy Catholic journalist Phil Lawler remarked,

I know; I know. This concern about homosexual influence contrasts quite sharply with the Holy Father’s reported advice to a gay Chilean abuse victim to “be happy with who you are.” It contrasts with the most famous words of his pontificate, uttered in response to questioning about a homosexual cleric: “Who am I to judge?” But if Pope Francis is finally recognizing the damage that homosexual influence has done to the Church, that is surely a hopeful sign.

So the problem here is not "Catholic-ISM" "openly embracing" homosexuality: it's post-Catholic, quasi-Catholic, and anti-Catholic Catholics. That includes our on-again, off-again, Yes - No - Maybe - You-figure-it-out, (sigh) non-denominational post-Catholic pope.


Who makes me feel like pulling my hair out of a daily basis.


That said, I salute the honorable, God-pleasing SBC for clearly and totally disfellowshiping the lesbian - er - "fellowship".

20 posted on 05/26/2018 6:17:22 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (God is not the Author of Confusion, but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints --1 Cor 14:33)
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