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Resolution On Homosexuality

WHEREAS, Homosexuality has become an open life-style for increasing numbers of persons, and

WHEREAS, Attention has been focused on the religious and moral dimensions of homosexuality, and

WHEREAS, It is the task of the Christian community to bring all moral questions and issues into the light of biblical truth.

Now therefore, be it RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Norfolk, Virginia, affirm our commitment to the biblical truth regarding the practice of homosexuality and sin.

Be it further RESOLVED, That this Convention, while acknowledging the autonomy of the local church to ordain ministers, urge churches and agencies not to afford the practice of homosexuality any degree of approval through ordination, employment, or other designations of normal life-style.

Be it further RESOLVED, That we reaffirm our Christian concern that all persons be saved from the penalty and power of sin through our Lord Jesus Christ, whatever their present individual life-style.