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Dear Secretary Tillerson: Don’t Downsize Religion in Foreign Affairs

Closing the RGA is much more than a bureaucratic loss; it impacts our Christian brothers and sisters around the globe. As an evangelical leader, one of the few times I had direct access to the previous Secretary of State, John Kerry,...Show More Summary

Your Tithe Doesn’t Have to Go to Your Church, Most Evangelical Leaders Say

But for many Christians, it may be a moot point. It’s not that giving to your local church isn’t important—it is, leaders told the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). But 76 percent say it’s fine if you want to give part of your...Show More Summary

Pastors stand firm as Trump’s US evangelical base weakens

last weekNews : The Raw Story

As President Donald Trump bowed his head in the Oval Office earlier this month, Texas Southern Baptist Pastor Robert Jeffress and other U.S. religious leaders laid their hands on Trump’s back and prayed for Hurricane Harvey’s victims. With TV cameras and reporters watching, the scene...

White evangelicals are more dedicated to Trump than morality

Most Americans might assume that religion and morality had some connection. That’s clearly not always true—religion has driven horrible actions in the past—but many great moral leaders have also been great religious leaders. The world’s great religions are certainly based on the theory that being observant requires following a moral code. Show More Summary

White Christians Are Now a Minority—But They're Getting More Isolated and Less Tolerant

Religious homophobia is driving away young people, but evangelical leaders double down on anti-LGBT bigotry Last week, the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) put out a new report on religion in America that measured a truly remarkable...Show More Summary

Evangelical leaders are sticking to Trump like glue—and Trump is rewarding them for it

The New York Times has a long piece cobbling together the various far-right sticks and planks that together make up the only discernible Trump administration "policy" for governance. This gives us another chance to marvel at how supposedly...Show More Summary

The Religious Right’s Suicidal Gay Obsession

Evangelical leaders are destroying their own movement by denying the humanity of LGBTQ people.

What would Jesus do about 'DREAMers'? Not what Trump did, Christian leaders say

Prominent Catholics and evangelicals are united in their belief that ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, is contrary to the spirit of the Bible and the United States.

Gay people to blame for Hurricane Harvey, say evangelical Christian leaders

2 weeks agoNews : The Lookout

Despite overwhelming evidence that supports climate change as a factor in the devastating storm and subsequent flooding, a handful of evangelical leaders have ludicrously suggested the LGBT community are to blame.

Should Christians Keep Advising a President They Disagree With?

Leaders inside and outside Trump’s inner faith circle weigh in. With each controversial decision or remark President Donald Trump makes, his evangelical advisers come up against mounting pressure to resign and cut their ties. “This is...Show More Summary

'Reprehensible,' 'unconscionable': Christian leaders react to Trump's decision to overturn DACA

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A number of religious leaders condemned his decision, while President Trump's evangelical supporters called for quick action from Congress.

Trump Ends DACA, Despite Pleas from Evangelical Advisers

Program for undocumented immigrants who came as children now faces six-month deadline. Just days after President Donald Trump met with evangelical leaders to discuss the uncertain future of the Deferred Action for Childhood ArrivalsShow More Summary

DACA? Charlottesville? Pastors have one weak excuse after another for sticking with Trump

After Donald Trump sided with the neo-Nazis and KKK members of the Charlottesville protests, many business leaders took the off ramp, leaving Trump’s advisory boards. But almost all of the evangelical pastors on Trump’s religious advisory...Show More Summary

When Did The Truth Become Optional For Evangelicals?

If we're willing to settle for a society where the truth is something we no longer value in our political leaders, that’s a problem for all of us.

Religious Leaders Called To Oval Office To Worship Golden Calf

Trump needed another ego fix, so he called in a bunch of the same evangelical leaders who sold their faith to get him elected and nudged them into fawning mode. "Would someone like to say a word or two to the lovely people gathered before...Show More Summary

Progressives Draft Statement To Counter Evangelical Anti-LGBTQ Nashville Statement

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Three Nashville progressives have created a left-wing alternative to the Nashville Statement, a declaration signed by evangelical Christian leaders that upholds traditional marriage and describes homosexuality and transgenderism as sinful. Corey Pigg… Read The post Progressives Draft Statement To Counter Evangelical Anti-LGBTQ Nashville Statement appeared first on Towleroad.

Hundreds of Faith Leaders Condemn Homophobic Evangelical Manifesto

Numerous Christian leaders are rejecting the "Nashville Statement" in a statement of support for LGBTQ people.

Evangelical Leaders Release Anti-LGBTQ Statement On Human Sexuality

A coalition of over 150 evangelical leaders released a manifesto on Tuesday reiterating their belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman.

Thursday News: Enshrining bigotry

3 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

EVANGELICAL LEADERS SIGN ANTI-GAY "MANIFESTO" THAT LAMENTS DECLINE OF WESTERN CULTURE: The president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest and several faculty members have signed a statement from conservative evangelicals saying same-sex attraction and identifying as transgender are sinful and that supporting either is immoral. Show More Summary

Hundreds Of Christian Leaders Denounce Anti-LGBTQ 'Nashville Statement'

A day after evangelical leaders released a manifesto railing against same-sex marriage and the LGBTQ community, hundreds of Christian leaders and thousands of other concerned citizens have come forward with strong messages of inclus...

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