Over the years I have not always agreed with actions taken by the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention. Sometimes I have publicly disagreed with them.
So, it’s only fair that I give the Executive Committee credit for an action that I wholeheartedly endorse. Baptist Press reported Sept. 23 that the Executive Committee withdrew fellowship from a California church, where some members, including the pastor, are in favor of same-sex marriage.
The Executive Committee voted without opposition that New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, Calif., “does not presently meet the definition of a cooperating church” under Article III of the SBC Constitution which specifies “churches which act to affirm, approve, or endorse homosexual behavior” are not cooperating churches.
On the surface, this is a no-brainer and most Southern Baptists will affirm what the Executive Committee did. But there will no doubt be people, including Christians, who will bash the Executive Committee…
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