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Editorial: We support real, Bible-based marriage — and real journalism


As Christians and as journalists, we’re committed to reporting stories in a fair and impartial manner. That was our intention with our coverage of the E3 Conference hosted by the Highland Oaks Church of Christ in Dallas.

Several readers had contacted us before the conference, which focused on how Christians can minister to those who experience same-sex attraction. Given those readers’ questions, we sent a writer to witness the event firsthand and interview organizers and attendees.


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The purpose of our report on the E3 Conference was not to endorse any source’s viewpoint but to represent the full spectrum of the discussion that occurred.

The place for deep Bible study, prayer and reflection on the issues the conference addressed is not on a newspaper page, but in churches and hearts.

The place for deep Bible study, prayer and reflection on the issues the conference addressed is not on a newspaper page, but in churches and hearts. We pray that God will use the information that we provided as a starting point for discussion among congregations and church leaders.

We are extremely heartened by the positive response that the article received from many — including some who voiced concerns about the ideas presented at the conference but welcomed our reporting on them.

At the same time, we are disappointed that a few readers chose to cancel subscriptions because they did not agree with everything that was said by sources quoted in the article.

A few readers chose to cancel subscriptions because they did not agree with everything that was said by sources quoted in the article.

We humbly ask that you read the article again and reconsider your decision. For those wanting us to take a stand in a news story, we’re not going to do that. Our commitment to faith-based journalism won’t allow it.

But here in an editorial, we can say this: We as a newspaper remain committed to the Bible’s firm teaching on marriage as a sacred union between one man and one woman.

We love everyone, including those who experience same-sex attraction, but we resist any effort to change what the Bible teaches to conform to changing societal morals.

May God bless you all.

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