Southern Baptists Issue Guidelines For Chaplains On ‘Gay’ Marriage

Sep 4th, 2013 | By | Category: News Posts
An Army Without a Soul

Southern Baptists are protecting their chaplains from having to perform “gay” marriages.

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has just issued a series of guidelines for military chaplains over the issue of traditional marriage and so-called “gay” marriages.

The guidelines have been issued by the North American Mission Board to protect Southern Baptist chaplains from having to perform or participate in “gay” wedding ceremonies.

Retired U.S. Army Colonel Ron Crews, who serves as the leader of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, says the guidelines give cover for chaplains who may be pressured to compromise their religious beliefs.

According to Crews: “Their chaplains can take them to their commanders and supervisory chaplains to say this isn’t just me. This is my denomination. This is the faith stance from which we come.”

He continued: “We’re going to believe that the Lord will protect our young men serving as chaplains and that they will be able to serve throughout their career if that’s God’s plan for their lives. And that God will honor them and that they’ll do such an outstanding job that they’ll get those promotions even in spite of some.”

Read more on this at the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, Baptist Press, and OneNewsNow.

 

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