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Although my license as a Southern Baptist preacher has never been revoked, I
rejoice that I fled that religion in plenty of time (confirmed at St. Peters
in Rome [GA] on October 29, 1961).  Theologically I remain very much a
Baptist, but the Episcopal Church is the only safe place to be one in our
time.   The SBC has abandoned three of its cardinal principles:  separation
of church and state, the priesthood of the individual believer, and the
autonomy of the local congregation.  Baptists were a major force in shaping
our nation's emphasis on the first of these.

Celebrated critic Harold Bloom in his THE AMERICAN RELIGION says that there
are two religions born in the United States:  The Mormons and The Southern
Baptists.  He also notes that neither is particularly Christian.


Louie, Newark deputy
Louie Crew, 377 S. Harrison St., 12d, East Orange, NJ 07018.  973-395-1068
-----Original Message-----

The Problem, in A Fundamental Nutshell: 'Is Your Baby Gay?'
By Lynne Duke
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, March 18, 2007; D01

Pity the poor fetus. There's a lot coming its way. And now there's talk on a
conservative evangelical blog of a hypothetical hormone patch that an
expectant mother might wear to eradicate her fetus's natural gayness.

The patch, the biological determinism: It's all conjecture, for now. But it
hit like a theological IED when it turned up earlier this month on the blog
of the Rev. R. Albert Mohler Jr., one of the leading voices of the 16
million-strong Southern Baptist Convention. He blogged on these issues under
the appropriately provocative headline: "Is Your Baby Gay? What if You Could
Know? What if You Could Do Something About It?" In his postings, he raises
the possibility of a biological basis for homosexuality and prods his flock
to think about how it should respond.

At a time when homosexuality in the military has reemerged as a flash point,
causing presidential candidates to deflect and dance gingerly around the
topic, Mohler has taken up the debate about the origins of homosexuality in
a way he admits has roiled many in the Christian right.

For seeming to contradict a basic tenet of anti-gay thinking -- that
homosexuality is a lifestyle choice, not a state of nature -- Mohler,
president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, was
inundated with e-mails from readers who castigated him, he said on his blog


{See the Washington Post site for the full article)

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