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Lotz’s stance on homosexuality keys newspaper report on walkout

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP)–Anne Graham Lotz’s description of homosexuality as a sin prompted several members of a Presbyterian church to walk out of a May 6 rally, The Charlotte Observer reported May 14.

Lotz noted that the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks carried a message from God — “Repent of your sin and get right with me” — and included homosexuality among such sins, the newspaper reported.

A homosexual member of the Seigle Avenue Presbyterian Church, who asked not to be identified, said he walked out from a choir assembled for a rally to promote Lotz’s Nov. 15-16 “Just Give Me Jesus” meetings at the Charlotte Coliseum. The newspaper reported that six or seven members of the church joined the man in exiting one at a time.

R. David Kaylor, the church’s interim pastor, preached in a subsequent sermon that Jesus had “a very different standard of judgment. He welcomed all people, but he especially welcomed those who were rejected by others,” The Charlotte Observer reported.

The rally drew about 500 women to Charlotte’s Spirit Square, the newspaper reported.

“Anne’s position is clear — that the Bible says homosexuality is a sin,” an associate to Lotz, Leigh O’Dell, told the newspaper.

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