There are a growing number of "gay churches" and welcoming and affirming groups pleading with the larger Christian community to recognize the movement of the Holy Spirit among the gay and lesbian community.
Their resolution is gay bashing at its worse, because it implies that in the end God, too, is a gay basher who will sentence the unrepentant homosexual to an eternity in hell. Ultimately, the Southern Baptist resolution is an act of what I call "holy terrorism."
Rev. Luter may be unaware of how the Southern Baptist Convention, as a huge denomination within the anti-gay Christian right, may have actively recruited him during this election period to reach African-American voters and exploit black homophobia to unseat Obama.
We have always had among us media-savvy megalomaniacs craving power and artfully appealing to the worst in people. We always will. When one of them starts getting real elected power, then we've got a problem.
Evangelical leaders defend their stance by claiming that God doesn't change and that neither does sin. But sin does change. And God - or our understanding of what God is, which is all we actually have - changes, too.