Southern Baptist Leader Says Gay Marriage Not "Live and Let Live"


Associated Baptist Press:

A Southern Baptist leader warned Sept. 24 that gay marriage is not a matter of “live and let live” but rather part of a “radical homosexual agenda” aimed at destroying the institution of marriage.

“The big problem is that most people think this is a live-and-let-live situation,” Richard Land, head of the Southern Baptist Convention Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, said on his weekly radio program. “It’s not. They want to normalize themselves and they want to abnormalize us -- those who believe that the Bible teaches that marriage is only between a man and a woman -- and reduce us to the level of the Ku Klux Klan.”

“We will be ostracized in society, and we will not be able to be licensed,” Land warned. “We will not have tax exemptions. All the ways a society can ostracize a detested group is the way they want to ostracize us."