Mohler predicts division in CBF over homosexuality
“The issue of homosexuality is not going to trouble, at least in a divisive way, those who have a clear and very principled stand on the subject,” he said. “But if you try to stand in some kind of middle, some kind of artificial neutrality in which you have a policy that isn’t so clearly established upon biblical authority, well you’re going to find that it is a target of continual renegotiation and calls for change.”
“That is now happening in a very public way in the CBF, a promise no doubt of things to come,” he concluded.
While I recognize that Al is no favorite of CBFers here or elsewhere, his observations seem to be reasonable in the light of recent events and statements. To wit:
CBF leader says it's time to revisit ban on hiring gays
Hardage reaffirms 'strong biblical policy' on homosexual behavior
Baptists have had several choices for a generation now - SBC, CBF, Alliance being the main ones. If the CBF becomes more liberal, why not just choose Alliance? If the CBF refuses to become more liberal, and that is evidently what the present Moderator desires, then will such individuals not have more affinity for the Alliance?
Looks like the stage is set for the Mercer conference on sexuality.