October 1997 Plumbline statement on the CBF
by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 28 May 2003
The October 1997 Plumbline printed information then being distributed by the Missouri Baptist Laymen’s Association (MBLA). The article stated that the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America (BPFNA) is “an organization which receives funding from the CBF.”  This would be an issue since in 1995 the BPFNA declared its organization open to homosexuals. However, the CBF dropped the BPFNA from its budget in late 1995 as a reaction to the BPFNA move, and the CBF reaffirmed this rejection of the BPFNA in early 1996. 
The same MBLA article criticized a CBF “HIV/AIDS Ministry” packet; the packet in question was printed in 1995 but by 1997 was out of print and no longer distributed.  In a personal communication Roger Moran, spokesman for the MBLA, indicated that they did not have an original copy of the packet in question. 
(excerpt from A Report on the SBTC)
- 59 MBLA table, Plumbline, Oct. 1997, p. 7.
- 60 “Baptist News in Brief,” The Baptist Standard, 8 March 1995, p. 4; “Fellowship Council Stands by ’95 Gay Vote,” The Baptist Standard, 7 Feb. 1996, p. 8.
- 61 CBF, personal communication, 1998.
- 62 Moran, Roger, personal communication, 1998.
© 2003 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 28 May 2003.
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