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Pastor Compares Preaching Against Homosexuality to Opposing Slavery (Video)

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South Carolina Pastor J.D. Greear's speech this week at the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission raised several eyebrows.

According to The Huffington Post, Pastor Greear compared preaching against homosexuality today to preaching against slavery in the 1860s (video below).

"The Bible offends every generation in different ways," said Pastor Greear. "Preaching against homosexuality in our day is about as popular as preaching against slavery and racism in Charleston, S.C., in 1861."

Pastor Greear's statement was bashed on Twitter with users citing the "#erlcsummit" hashtag.

"This is incredibly ironic coming from Southern Baptists," tweeted Christian author Rachel Held Evans.

According to USA Today, the Southern Baptist Convention was actually founded on a pro-slavery position, which caused a break in Baptist unity.

The Southern Baptist Convention still has not reconciled with the American Baptist Convention over civil rights and theology.

Sources: The Huffington Post and USA Today

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