Ronnie Floyd, pastor of the multi-site Cross Church in northwest Arkansas which has two campuses in Fayetteville, described the city as “America’s current religious liberty battleground” in his Dec. 8 blog, noting that LGBT ordinances in effect in such cities as Houston and San Antonio are “not even as bad as the Fayetteville ordinance.” Floyd, current president of the Southern Baptist Convention, made two key remarks about Christian opposition to such ordinances for clarity:
- “Our stance against this ordinance is not a stance against people, but against this ordinance.
- “Regardless of whether this ordinance is repealed or not, our hope is in the gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord. Jesus came to die for each of us, regardless of our backgrounds or present practices. We are all sinners and fall short of God’s glory. This is why Jesus died for each of us — so we could be forgiven, have purpose for life today, and spend eternity in heaven with Him one day soon.”
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