Southern Baptist take backward step
The Kansas City Star
The Southern Baptist took one step forward in electing its first African American as president of the organization, which has had a long history of supporting slavery, segregation and Jim Crow laws.
But in a southern two-step, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination at its annual meeting in New Orleans took a few steps backward passing a resolution, saying same-sex marriage is not a civil rights issue. The group said marriage is “the exclusive union of one man and one woman and that “all sexual behavior outside of marriage is sinful,” The Associated Press reported.
It is not at all suprising that the thousands of delegates couldn’t make the civil rights leap on gay marriage even though President Barack Obama had led the way earlier this year in his evolved thinking.
The Southern Baptist are meeting in the same city this week as the National Association of Black Journalists.