*After Yvonne Moore, a member of Covenant Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., sat through a same sex commitment ceremony in her church in 2007, she was angry. First, she filed a lawsuit.
Then she left the congregation she has been a part of for nearly 40 years.
“Why did I do it?” Moore said during a CNN interview. “That’s a good question. It’s funny now because that’s not of God. That was me. I just got pissed off.
“I’m Southern Baptist and the Bible speaks against it [gay marriage],” she said. “You cannot take that in the church.”
Moore has since dropped the lawsuit, but said she’ll never return to the church.
At their recent annual convention, Southern Baptists approved resolutions to promote the institution of marriage and family in their churches and to condemn legislative attempts to legalize homosexuality in the military and the workplace.
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