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Resolution On Homosexuality

WHEREAS, There is a concerted effort by some to pass public ordinances which, under the deceptive guise of human rights, has the effect of giving public approval to the homosexual lifestyle; and

WHEREAS, There is an effort to have homosexuals identified as a minority, thereby attempting to gain affirmative action protection and preference for hiring.

Be it therefore RESOLVED, That we, the messengers of the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Dallas, June 11-13, 1985, deplore the proliferation of all homosexual practices, and reaffirm the biblical position of Southern Baptists that all such practices are sin and are condemned by the Bible; and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we, oppose the identification of homosexuality as a minority with attendant benefits or advantages; and

Be it finally RESOLVED, That we affirm that while the Bible condemns such practice as sin, it also teaches forgiveness and transformation, upon repentance, through Jesus Christ our Lord.