Don’t judge all the Baptists by the WBC. Not all of them believe that God hates gay people. The First Baptist Church of Christ, one of the longest-running congregations in the city of Macon voted in August to give its blessing to same-sex unions. The SBC bans same-sex marriage and no member church is allowed to practice or celebrate same-sex marriage, but it was decided to change the policy and the pastor said it was a klong journey, it took years to make a decision which could possibly divide the church forever. Discussions on whether to accept same-sex marriage began five years ago with discussions on Christian ethics of homosexuality.Discussions on whether to accept same-sex marriage began five years ago with discussions on Christian ethics of homosexuality.But two years after the US Supreme Court voted to legalise same-sex marriage across all 50 US states, the church voted to allow same-sex marriage. The pastor says he and the deacons wanted to ensure that the situation with dealt with with mutual respect, and that all viewpoints were heard on the issue.