Sunday, August 21, 2011

More Baptist love

I judge people by what they do. In this case I judge the leadership of the The Daviess-McLean Baptist Association (DMBA) to be hateful. They ousted a church for sharing their church with a gay-friendly group.

The Daviess-McLean Baptist Association (DMBA) voted 242-24 in favor of dropping Journey Fellowship Church in Owensboro, Ky. from its credentials committee due to members of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) being allowed to hold meetings at the church.

Source: Church Ousted From Baptist Association for Sharing Worship Venue With Gay-Friendly Group

I applaud the actions of Bob Coons, pastor of Journey Fellowship Church in Owensboro, Ky. The stood up for the right thing.

The pastor explained that Journey Fellowship is "welcoming and affirming" of homosexuals and that his ministry will "continue to reach out to those who have been alienated, shunned, and rejected by the church."

It’s sad really. Good actions met head on with religious orthodoxy. I’m sure the DMBA sees the situation as a win. The rest of us see the situation as… really sad.

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