Resolution On Support Of The Boy Scouts Of America

WHEREAS, The Boy Scouts of America is now the subject of sustained attack because of its refusal to allow homosexuals as Scout leaders and its commitment to maintain references to God within its oath and literature; and

WHEREAS, This attack is part of a larger assault on all organizations which refuse to accommodate the demands of homosexual activists or atheists; and

WHEREAS, Many Southern Baptist churches sponsor Boy Scout troops.

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Resolution On Homosexuality, Military Service And Civil Rights

WHEREAS, Homosexuality is immoral, contrary to the Bible (Lev. 18:22; 1 Cor. 6:9-10) 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 perversions (Rom. 1:18-32); and

WHEREAS, Open and avowed homosexuality is incompatible with the requirements of military service according to high ranking military leaders and most military personnel; and

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Resolution On Homosexual Marriage

WHEREAS, In May 1993, the Hawaiian Supreme Court ruled that the state’s exclusion of same-sex couples from marital status may be contrary to the Hawaiian state constitution because it amounts to invidious discrimination; and

WHEREAS, The Hawaiian Supreme Court has instructed the state of Hawaii to prove compelling state interests for limiting marriage to heterosexual couples; and

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You have wrestled with God and human and prevailed: Homosexuality and Halakhah (RABBI BARUCH FRYDMAN-KOHL, Rabbinical Assembly)

An excerpt:

The following paper was submitted in concurrence with teshuvot by Rabbis Roth and Levy and in dissent from the teshuvot of Rabbis Elliot Dorff, Daniel Nevins and Avram Reisner, Rabbi Gordon Tucker, and Rabbis Myron Geller, Robert and David Fine in Shevat 5767- February 2007.Concurring and dissenting opinions are not official positions of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards.

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Resolution On Domestic Partner Benefits

WHEREAS, An increasing number of businesses, including corporate leaders such as IBM, AT&T, Sprint, Hewlett?Packard, Xerox, Time?Warner, Microsoft, Eastman Kodak, and Walt Disney, have established employee policies that recognize and extend employee benefits to a category of personal relationship called "domestic partner"; and

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Resolution On President Clinton’s Gay And Lesbian Pride Month Proclamation

WHEREAS, The President of the United States has proclaimed the month of June in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-nine as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month; and

WHEREAS, The President’s proclamation not only calls on Americans to show tolerance toward the practice of homosexual and lesbian sexual activity in our country, but to affirm, celebrate, and glorify such practices; and

WHEREAS, The Bible clearly teaches that homosexual behavior is an abomination and shameful before God; and

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On The California Supreme Court Decision To Allow Same-Sex Marriage

WHEREAS, On May 15, 2008, the California Supreme Court struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage thus frustrating the will of the people who, on March 7, 2000, voted in favor (61.4%) of Proposition 22 which affirmed, “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California”; and

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On The Employment Non-Discrimination Act

WHEREAS, Southern Baptists historically have supported religious freedom and its related political ideal of a "free church in a free state," and affirm that the First Amendment statement on religion applies to the workplace in the sense that employers and employees should be free from governmental interference or coercion as they freely express matters of religious conviction; and

WHEREAS, Scripture speaks of the God-given rights of conscience and the freedom of dissent based on moral and religious principles (Daniel 1:3-17; Acts 4:5-20; 5:17-32); and

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On Homosexuality And The United States Military

WHEREAS, President Obama has promised repeatedly to repeal current law (10USC654) and to change policies that prevent normalizing the open presence of homosexuals in the armed forces; and

WHEREAS, The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff has told Congress that he favors normalizing the open presence of homosexuals in the military because he thinks it is morally “the right thing to do”; and

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