Southern Baptist

The Southern Baptist Convention, with over 15 million members, is the 2nd largest denomination in the United States. Southern Baptist teachings are a primary source of misinformation about homosexuality and homosexual people. Southern Baptist leaders also attempt to rally their congregations to defeat nearly every piece of legislation that would help GLBT Americans gain equality. In the past, the Southern Baptist Convention simply condemned homosexuals with anti-gay rhetoric, but in recent years Soutern Baptists have stated their intention to "minister" to gays and lesbians by promoting ex-gay programs and reparative therapy.

Resources:

Christian Youth: An Important Voice in the Present Struggle for Gay Rights in America (Southern Baptist Edition)
This booklet was distributed outside the 2004 and 2005 annual meetings of the Southern Baptist Convention. In addition to Bible studies, it contains open letters to Southern Baptist youth from young Christian leaders in other denominations.

Southern Baptists May Not Say "God Hates Fags" as Fred Phelps Does — But The Effect is the Same (pdf)
This booklet was handed to messengers outside the 2003 Southern Baptist Convention.

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth (pdf)
An order form for Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth: a resource for congregations in dialogue on sexual orientation. This book was published by the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America and the Alliance of Baptists.

Soulforce Actions:

Nashville – 2005 Southern Baptist Convention

Indianapolis – 2004 Southern Baptist Convention

Phoenix – 2003 Southern Baptist Convention

St.Louis – 2002 Southern Baptist Convention

New Orleans – 2001 Southern Baptist Convention

Orlando – 2000 Southern Baptist Convention

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