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First things first. It seems to me that, before you can credibly call on churches to better their interactions with gay and lesbian persons in their midst, you need to start by welcoming them into your midst -- and welcoming them just as they are as children of God. So long as the Southern Baptist Convention has an official policy of not wanting to affiliate with churches that are welcoming of gay people, and in fact acts to oust churches when it becomes apparent that they are indeed trying to be welcoming of gay people, then it doesn't make a lot of sense for a high Southern Baptist spokesperson to talk about how churches should interact with gay people in their midst.