Newly elected president of Southern Baptists calls homosexuality Satan's 'con job'

The Southern Baptist Convention this week chose a new president who has taught that homosexuality is a "con job" by Satan

At its annual convention in Baltimore this week, members of the Southern Baptist Convention elected Arkansas megachurch pastor Rev. Ronnie Floyd with 52 percent of the vote.

Floyd, who wrote a book titled "The Gay Agenda," explained his thoughts on "biblical response to unholy gay matrimony" in a 2003 sermon.

"It appears now that everywhere you look, everything you read and everything you hear is about the gay lifestyle," he said. "Satan has taken his tool of homosexuality, a gross and evil sin, and done a con job on the American culture, making it seem like all is okay when you are gay."

"I must sound the trumpet loud and clear, praying that we do not run in retreat, but march in the truth of God valiantly. This is not a skirmish or a conflict or a disagreement, but it is a war. The war they have declared against our culture has an agenda and we need to be aware of it."

Even in 2003, Floyd predicted that it would take a "miracle" to stop same-sex marriage from becoming legal in the U.S.

"The attack everywhere in our culture is to get you to see the gay lifestyle or gay couples as being the same as you," he insisted. "The gay agenda is now making major advancements into the church. They are winning many battles in the church."

"God is against civil unions of homosexuals. God is against same-sex 'marriage.' God is against the ordination of homosexuals into the ministry. Never, never, and never does God give any credibility to any issue or act of the gay lifestyle," he concluded. "Therefore, same-sex 'marriage' is an abomination to God and any matrimony ever performed to do it is unholy, ungodly and will receive the judgment of God."

Earlier this month, New Heart Community Church pastor Danny Cortez explained that his congregation had chosen to defy the Southern Baptist Convention rules when it voted to become a “Third Way” church that withholds judgement against LGBT members.

Watch the video below from KFSM, broadcast June 10, 2013.

(h/t: LGBTQ Nation)