FORT WORTH — Given the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling giving government recognition to same-sex marriages in more than 30 states as well as the threat to religious liberty faced by Houston pastors over a city ordinance granting civil rights protections to homosexuals and transgender individuals, many churches are left wondering how they should respond.
For this reason, a special panel discussion on ‘The Church & Homosexuality” has been added to Southern Baptists of Texas Convention Annual Meeting schedule in November. The panel—scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 9-10 p.m. at MacGorman Chapel on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth—will feature prominent Southern Baptist ethicists and pastors discussing how churches should respond to same-sex marriage legal issues and how to minister to those with same-sex attraction.
Panel speakers include Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention; Barry Creamer, president of Criswell College and host of the radio program “For Christ and Culture;” Nathan Lino, pastor of Northeast Houston Baptist Church; Evan Lenow, assistant professor of ethics and director of the Richard Land Center for Cultural Engagement at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; and Jim Guenther, senior member of the law firm Guenther Jordan & Price of Nashville, Tennessee, and general counsel for the Southern Baptist Convention as well as the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. The panel will be moderated by Gary Ledbetter, SBTC director of communications and ministry relationships.
For more information, visit http://sbtexas.com/annual-meeting-2014-special-panel-discussion