On Saturday I noted the policy of Saddleback Church to exclude gays from membership. Church Pastor Rick Warren, who backed California's anti-gay marriage initiative Proposition 8, has been chosen to deliver the inaugural invocation on January 20th.
Americablog reported on Monday that the offending language, shown above with a photo of individuals who presumably don't have a "homosexual lifestyle," has been removed from the site's "What We Believe" section.
One would hope that this represents a deliberate policy reversal and not just a temporary public relations move. Another positive step would be for the church to stop the "Celebrate Recovery" efforts to "cure" gays of their desires. Such attempts to expunge one's innate sexuality seem more likely to result in torment and self-hatred, as one writer in Andrew Sullivan's The Daily Dish recounted.