Missing the New Testament

November 22, 2006

Reverend William Sanderson recently made a motion that was passed by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina to remove any church from the Convention if the church accepts homosexuality or homosexuals (though gluttony, murder, lying, and other sins are apparently still okay). Yeah, this is a great idea—let’s reach people by kicking their churches out!

A recent article in the Raleigh News & Observer may have offered the clue as to why Sanderson seems overly focused on homosexuality. It explained, “He failed his New Testament class the first time he took it at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.” Why is this not too surprising? He clearly does not seem to have a grasp on the teachings of Jesus. Perhaps it is time for Sanderson to spend more time reading the New Testament and less time trying to hunt down homosexuals in churches.