This Week In Crazy: No Such Thing As Church-State Separation
2. Southern Baptist Convention
Conservative Christian groups are girding themselves for an imminent Supreme Court decision that could make same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. In preparation, they have promised armed resistance, threatened to secede, and now declared nothing short of “spiritual warfare.”
The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) — which sports a whopping 16 million members — adopted a resolution at its national convention this week that the SBC would not respect, honor, or obey any Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality.
Addressing a 5,000-member audience Tuesday, SBC president, Rev. Ronnie Floyd, said: “I want to be more than clear: we love all people. And even if they are struggling with same-sex attraction … we want to help them.”
“Helping them,” in this case, means adopting a resolution, titled “On the Call to Public Witness on Marriage,” that was drawn up in order to make clear that “Southern Baptists recognize that no governing institution has the authority to countermand God’s definition of marriage.”
The resolution unequivocally states that “no matter how the Supreme Court rules,” SBC churchgoers will not recognize the rights of LGBT citizens, even as they defend their own bigotry under the aegis of not having their “religious liberty infringed.”
It is a tad unnerving to see 5,000 people burst into raucous applause, celebrating the idea that the rulings of the highest court in the land do not apply to them. Not to wade into the territory of “slippery slope” arguments or anything, but you have to wonder… what other laws does the SBC’s God disagree with?
Via Raw Story