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Baptists want gay order nullified
by KRISTEN MOULTON
SALT LAKE CITY — The Southern
Baptists voted Thursday to ask
Congress to nullify President Clinton's
order prohibiting discrimination
against civilian federal employees
because of their sexual orientation.
Delegates at the denomination's annual convention rejected by 1,071 votes to
1,005 an amendment that would have
asked Clinton's own Southern Baptist
congregation to consider disciplining
him unless the president rescinds his
May 28 executive order.
Clinton's executive order added
homosexuals to the list of groups protected from discrimination.
"Homosexual politics is masquerading today as civil rights, in order lo
exploit the moral high ground of the
civil rights movement," said the resolution, which passed overwhelmingly.
"Homosexuality is immoral, contrary to the Bible and contrary to traditional Judeo-Christian moral standards, and the open affirmation of
homosexuality represents a sign of
God's surrendering a society to Its
The resolution said government
should not give special legal protection and endorsement to homosexuality, nor should it impose legal sanctions against those who believe homosexual conduct immoral.
In signing his executive order,
Clinton said: "Individuals should nol
be denied a job on lhe basis of something that has no relationship to their
ability to perform their work."
The defeated amendment was proposed by the Rev. Wiley Drake of
Buena Park, Calif., who said he was
"sick and tired" of explaining to pros-
Ututes and other sinners how Clinton
can remain a Southern Baptist.
"I think we need to go on record that
President Clinton should be dealt with
by his church." Drake said.
Clinton's home church is Immanuel
Baptist church in Little Rock, .Ark.
Herb Hollinger, vice president in the
church's executive committee, said it
would have been extremely unusual
for the denomination to suggest that a
local church discipline a member.
"I've never heard of it. It would be
anti-Southern Baplist," he said.
Each local Southern Baptist church
II was Drake who proposed an
amendment on Wednesday lhat would
have cited Clinton by name in a resolution affirming that immoral behavior
by public officials should not be
excused. The resolution passed overwhelmingly; Drake's amendment was
Drake also was behind a resolution
last year to boycott Disney for extending health insurance benefits to
homosexual partners of employees
and for welcoming gay groups at its
Methodists uphold same-sex marriage ban
LINCOLN, Neb. — Delegates to the
annual Nebraska conference of the
United Methodist Church have upheld
a ban on same-sex union ceremonies
and sought to make thc prohibition
more clearly binding on its pastors.
But the delegates meeting at
Nebraska Wesleyan for four days last
week also passed a measure encouraging churches to reach out to those
trying lo give up homosexual
lifestyles, while nol coercing them to
adopt a heterosexual lifestyle.
On the final day June 5. nearly 40
resolutions and petitions were considered. The delegates voted to create a
committee to work during the next
year to help bridge the church's divisions over sexuality and scripture.
"We have started talking to one
another again," said the Rev. Ralph
Ford of York. He belongs to the
Association of United Methodist
Evangelicals in Nebraska, many of
whose members spoke against extending the church's blessings to homo
Delegates also defeated a proposal
after heated discussion that would have
encouraged the "conservaUve element"
in the church. Many lay people across
Nebraska have charged that the
church's top leadership is more libera]
on social and sexual issues than thc
majority of people in the pews.
There was considerable discussion
about whether the homosexual
"lifestyle" is a choice or an inborn
genetic trait. If inborn, some argued,
how can it be a sin?
The Rev. R. Scott Foresman of
Papillion, identifying himself as a
recovering alcoholic, said he believes
his tendency toward alcoholism was
genetic but that doesn't make it right.
"We are all born with a number of
disorders, and to call lhal [homosexuality) God-given is dangerous." he
said. "For a church to call for the
sacramenlalizalion of something thai
is clearly sinful is dangerous and
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