WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary ethics professor Daniel Heimbach has withdrawn his membership from the Society of Christian Ethics after the group took a stand in what he calls "honoring sin over Scripture" regarding homosexuality.
"The new standards are so detached from treating the Bible as a revelation of transcendent moral authority there is no longer any objective basis for giving fixed moral meaning to terms like 'the dignity of persons,' or 'just relations,' or 'responsibility,' or even to what 'Christian' means in the title of the society."
-- Daniel Heimbach
Heimbach said new guidelines soon to be adopted by the society will make it impossible for any member to remain in good standing who does not affirm homosexuality. After 24 years of membership in the Society of Christian Ethics, Heimbach said the group has now gone so far in its view and defense of homosexuality as to disqualify members who defend and apply biblical morality. Read More