Thursday, November 17, 2005
INDIANA-KENTUCKY INITITIVE NIXED BY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE; PSW REPRESENTATIVES STAND FIRM
My sources indicate that two of the three sections of the Indiana-Kentucky inititative have been deep-sixed by the Executive Committee of the General Board of the ABCUSA now meeting in Green Lake, Wisconsin. They were rejected as not being properly written. This is a transperant attempt to stave off the last great hope (or last straw, depending on where you stand) to bring sanity and Biblical authority back to the ABC.
As a reminder, here are the three sections of the IND/KY initiative:
"We submit to the teaching of Scripture that God’s intended design for sexual intimacy places it within the context of marriage between one man and one woman, and acknowledge that the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching."
"To amend the standing rules so that regions would be allowed to receive as ABC/USA cooperating churches only those churches within their geographical boundaries or with approval of contiguous regions, receive churches located within those contiguous regions."
"To amend the standing rules so that a church dismissed by a region could only gain re-entry in the ABC/USA through the region from which it was dismissed."
My source does not know which two sections were rejected. But it is not possible to take seriously that the reason was that they were improperly written. Yes, I just said that the Exec Committee is lying--else they are so self-deceived to be pathological.
My source also indicates that all PSW General Board members are present and ready to stand firm, even if they are asked to excuse themselves while others discuss matters vital to the PSW.
Pray well and stand tall.
More General Board news as it develops...