Southern Baptists: Gay rights not civil rights
POSTED: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 9:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 9:44pm
NEW ORLEANS — A day after electing their first African-American president in a historic move that strives to erase its legacy of racism, Southern Baptists passed a resolution opposing the idea that same-sex marriage is a civil rights issue.
Thousands of delegates at the denomination's annual meeting in New Orleans on Wednesday were nearly unanimous in their support for the resolution that affirms their belief that marriage is "the exclusive union of one man and one woman" and that "all sexual behavior outside of marriage is sinful."
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