BALTIMORE – Southern Baptists say that unlike other church bodies, their denomination will not waver on its stance on gay marriage or be harmed by debate on the issue.
In a panel discussion Tuesday (June 10) at the Southern Baptist Convention’s two-day annual meeting, a group of Southern Baptist leaders, including Dr. Albert Mohler, stated that the SBC should maintain their opposition to homosexuality and gay marriage.
Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, told The Christian Post that the “Southern Baptist Convention has this clearly as a matter of conviction; it was put into our confession of faith as revised in just the year 2000.”
“In this generation, I have no fear that the Southern Baptists are going to be equivocal or confused on that issue,” he stressed. “But for generations to come, well that’s our challenge. We’re going to have to work very hard as we look at the generations to follow.”
Matt Chandler, president of Acts 29 Ministries and panel participant, told CP that whatever debate that could have befallen the SBC on homosexuality was resolved back in the 1980s with the conservative ascendancy in the denomination.