Friday, October 31, 2014
Southern Baptists offer half-hearted, inconsistent apology for stance on homosexuality
The Wall Street Journal, in a story on p. A6 today, by Tamara Audi, reports “Southern Baptists soften tone on gays”, at a conference in Tennessee, link here.
Albert Mohler, head of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, apologized for “denying the reality of sexual orientation” and for implying that GLBT go the Hell, but did claim that sexual orientation can change and that a day of judgment is coming. This sounds like a self-contradictory “apology”.
Again, religious teaching seems to suggest that family responsibility is easier for parents if everyone participates. Marriage, in this view, seems to flourish because of an expectation that everyone follows the same rules. "Southern Baptist Sissies" (to repeat the name of a musical film, reviewed on the movies blog Feb. 19, 2014) seem to prove a big distraction for some "normal" people.