The president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary said June 15 that Southern Baptists need to repent of a “form of homophobia” that keeps gays and lesbians out of their churches.
Albert Mohler responded during his report to the Southern Baptist Convention to a question from Peter Lumpkins, a Southern Baptist blogger, about whether comments attributed to him in a March 24 Christian Science Monitor article were accurate.
From this, he concludes:
[Mohler's] recent comments, however, do suggest some moderation in tone. In 2004 Mohler complained that “those who oppose homosexuality are depicted as narrow-minded bigots and described as ‘homophobic’” and that “anyone who suggests that heterosexual marriage is the only acceptable and legitimate arena of sexual activity is lambasted as out-dated, oppressive, and outrageously out of step with modern culture.”
He also pointed out that the Bible speaks of male homosexuality as an “abomination” the “strongest word used of God’s judgment against an act.”
To suggest Al Mohler's words reflect the views of mainstream Southern Baptists will be the hardest sell Mohler advocates have ever marketed I assure. I have spoken to Mohler advocates on the phone over the last two days who are completely taken back by Mohler's obvious waffling on this issue. Perhaps we need Dr. Mohler to sift through his 200+ articles on homosexuality to assist us in discerning which of them propagate lies about the nature of homosexuality and which are only "half-truths."
And, while Dr. Mohler is at it, he can inform Richard Land which of the position papers the ERLC has on homosexuality needs to be recanted. Southern Baptists need to know, Dr. Mohler. Indeed Southern Baptists must know precisely what constitutes homosexual propaganda so we can get our act together.