Southern Baptists are being challenged to help those involved in homosexuality to be freed of the sinful lifestyle.
As a former homosexual, who wants to help others find Godly fulfillment in a Biblical union with the opposite gender, Dr. Robert López finds himself in a lonely position.
The professor of humanities at Scarborough College, on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, says he's stuck between two sides. On one side, he says, there are conservative Southern Baptists who may be uncomfortable about the topic and have a hard time publicly discussing sex.
But that side, he says, may be easier to win over than the more liberal side.
"You have these people who believe the ideology that has come out of the LGBT movement," Lopez says. "And so they think that it can't be changed. They think people really are born that way. Some of them may suspect that God made people gay and that that we need to at best keep them celibate but not try to change their orientation."
A regular mantra from LGBT activists is that sexual orientation cannot change. They also mock God and Christianity with "praying away the gay" that mocks the gospel message of redemption and deliverance.
More than 8,000 Southern Baptist messengers are meeting June 12-13 in Dallas this week, where Lopez has submitted a resolution calling on the SBC to "express its unequivocal support" to the gospel message of turning people from homosexuality and "reject as heresy" any claim that God makes people homosexual.
Lopez, with help from Texas Mass Resistance, is pushing for the resolution to make it from the Resolutions Committee to the floor for a vote.
López tells OneNewsNow he believes Southern Baptists need to take a strong stance against that ideology.
"I think we do have to have a viable ministry," he says, "that helps people go from homosexuality to heterosexuality."