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What do you guys think of this piece of news from this afternoon? They urge members to avoid racism, but they urge them to reject homosexuality. It sounds twisted to me. When will Christians learn to be Christians and stop making judgements? That's why I'm not too big on taking my family to church. Am I wrong? Do I need religion in order to raise decent, loving, respectful, law-abiding children? Any comments, please???? Help!

"ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Southern Baptist Convention approved a revised statement of faith on Wednesday that said women should not serve as pastors. The vote was by a show of hands so there was no formal count. The statement does not address whether women should be ordained; it addresses only their role as pastors. The denomination has 15.9 million members and 41,000 local congregations. However, the statement is not binding on individuals and local congregations would remain free to ordain women and hire them as pastors. That was the last straw for an estimated dozen congregations that quit the denomination. Other changes in the church statement underscore that the Bible is "totally true" and insist that "there is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord." It also urges Christians to oppose racism and reject abortion and homosexuality. "
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