Pro-LGBT groups hope a Southern Baptist Convention conference intended to defend traditional marriage will open the door to more give-and-take about what the Bible says about homosexuality.
By Bob Allen
While speakers at this week’s conference on “The Gospel, Homosexuality and the Future of Marriage” sponsored by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission will likely present a united “message of both truth and grace” on issues like gay marriage, they won’t be preaching entirely to the choir.
Pro-LGBT groups including the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, Evangelicals for Marriage Equality and Soulforce all announced plans to show up at the Oct. 27-29 conference at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., in order to inject an alternative view. Continue reading →