Sunday, November 27, 2005
Southern Baptists Vote Solidarity for PSW Baptists
Today Dr. Glenn Layne published a report in Durable Data regarding a motion of support passed at the recent California Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting held in San Jose. Readers can find addtional information on the CSBC web site: http://www.csbc.com/csb/-1999920041/-1999081973.htmT
This morning a member of my church (FBC Temple City, CA) handed me a resolution that was passed at the recent (Nov. 15-16, 2005) state convention meeting of Southern Baptists in California held at San Jose. "Resolution Number One" was presented by Gary Coombs of Shadow Mountain Community Church of El Cajon. Here's the text:
PACIFIC SOUTHWEST REGION OF THE AMERICAN BAPTIST CHURCHES OF THE USA
Whereas,The Pacific Southwest region of the American Baptist Churches USA is in the process of withdrawing from the American Baptist Convention USA (ABCUSA) over the issue of biblical authority and moral integrity, in particular their continued tolerance for homosexual behavior and
Whereas, The Pacific Southwest region's board of directors, representing 300 churches, voted September 8th to begin the withdrawal from the national convention, and
Be It Resolved,The California Southern Baptist Convention commends and stands with the American Baptist churches of the Pacific Southwest region, for demonstration of unswerving commitmemnet to the Word of God and moral integrity. We stand with you as fellow members of the body of Christ;
Futhermore, We prayerfully encourage the American Baptist convention to reconsider its doctrinal positions on biblical authority and homosexuality.
The sheet I recieved noted that it passed, and I assume by a wide margin.