Originally Posted by sailaway58
There not real Baptists.
I don't know how you can say they are not real Baptists. I would say Westboro Baptists are not "real" Baptists more than this group. This preacher at least welcomes gays and lesbians into his congregation and from his website it at least looks like and sounds like the real thing. I would like to know why you think they are not real. What makes a real Baptist?
I was one for a very long time. Jamie? Can you chime in here, since you were once one yourself? How about RevTheoDyke? You are a recovering one. At least 3 of us once were Southern Baptists at one point in time, and this church is at present and fixing to get kicked out for its stance on the gay and lesbian issue. What makes a "real" Baptist?
I am happy that at least one Southern Baptist church is taking a stand for what is right and being inclusive. It is a huge step in the right direction to take on the Southern Baptist Convention with this issue. They might get kicked out and face a lot of backlash for it. I commend them and I think they need our prayers. Not many churches will do this for us.