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Fri Dec 1, 2017, 04:01 AM

Kentucky Baptists threaten to kick out churches that think it's OK to hire 'practicing homosexuals'

Southern Baptists have long opposed same-sex marriage and ordaining gay ministers, arguing that the Bible unequivocally rejects homosexuality as sinful and perverted.

The Louisville-based Kentucky Baptist Convention hasn't left that position to interpretation. The powerful Southern Baptist group, which has 2,400 churches and 750,000 members across the state, has ousted congregations that bless gay unions and welcome people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender as pastors and missionaries.

That's why discussions on dropping a ban against hiring gay and transgender people by a more liberal group of affiliated churches, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, has threatened to trigger an even larger rift.

Paul Chitwood, executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, said that if the fellowship's leaders soften their rule against hiring “practicing homosexuals,” it would be a perilous step in the wrong direction. In essence, they're "redefining sin," he said.

Read more: https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/religion/2017/11/27/kentucky-baptists-threaten-expulsion-lgbt-gay-hiring-ban/885825001/

So the Southern Baptists in Kentucky changed their hiring requirements from 'practicing homosexuals' to 'experienced homosexuals'?

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Fri Dec 1, 2017, 04:10 AM

1. fastest way to get a baptist to vote for you? be a lying adulterer from what I recall as a

former baptist

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Fri Dec 1, 2017, 07:26 AM

2. And as soon as Trump signs the Tax Reform bill and repeals the Johnson Amendment,

parishioners' money can go straight to KY politicians who will enact their bigotry into general law.

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