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  • CBF committee to propose homosexuality policy in Feb.

    by David Roach, posted Monday, October 02, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    DECATUR, Ga. (BP) -- A committee charged with recommending how the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship can remain united despite diverse opinions on homosexuality within the Fellowship has said it will make specific policy proposals in February, according to a Sept. 29 CBF news release.

    Meanwhile, nearly 600 people, including former CBF moderators, have signed an online petition calling the Fellowship to "remove its discriminatory hiring policy," which, according to CBF governing documents, forbids "the purposeful hiring of a staff person or the sending of a missionary who is a practicing homosexual." Read More

  • CBF seeks direction amid diverse views on LGBT issues

    by David Roach, posted Friday, July 07, 2017 (6 months ago)

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    ATLANTA (BP) -- A committee charged with recommending how the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship can "strengthen [its] unity" despite "differing beliefs and practices in matters of human sexuality" has said it hopes to propose in the next six months "a more faithful path forward" in the CBF's discussion of homosexuality.

    The six-member Illumination Project Committee was appointed in June 2016 by then-CBF moderator Doug Dortch to, among other tasks, recommend whether the CBF Governing Board should amend the Fellowship's hiring policy. The policy currently "does not allow ... for the purposeful hiring of a staff person or the sending of a missionary who is a practicing homosexual." Read More

  • S.C. church's stance on homosexuality challenged

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, August 20, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    GREENVILLE, S.C. (BP) -- The South Carolina Baptist Convention has asked a Greenville church to either reverse its decision to open marriage ceremonies, church membership and ordination to homosexuals or withdraw from the state convention. Read More