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African American History Museum Opens With Ringing of Freedom Bell From Historic First Baptist Church

President Barack Obama on Saturday expressed hope that a new national museum showcasing the triumphs and tragedies of the African American experience will help to bring people together as the nation reels from recent racial upheaval...

Interview: Jimmy Carter: Pursuing an Arc of Reconciliation

The former president has a new hope for racial justice— starting with the church. T his fall, the New Baptist Covenant will hold its first national meeting since 2008. convened by President Carter in the late ’90s, the association of...Show More Summary

Charles Barkley -- I Hate Those Westboro People ... 'Someone Should Beat 'Em Up' (Video)

6 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

The Westboro Baptist Church is just a bunch of "awful people"... and Charles Barkley says he hopes they all get their asses kicked for boycotting an openly gay basketball player.   We asked Sir Charles how he felt about the church targeting…

Here's Why The Westboro Baptist Church Won't Support Donald Trump

7 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Could even Donald Trump's views be too outlandish for the Westboro Baptist Church? Lee Ann Phelps, who is the daughter-in-law of Westboro founder Fred Phelps, expressed her distaste for the Republican presidential hopeful while protesting...Show More Summary

Dish on the Dunwoody Soapbox Derby

Drivers will race at First Baptist Church this weekend in hopes of moving on to the world championship. What does it take to compete in today’s world of soap box derby?

J.K. Rowling shuts down homophobic Westboro Baptist Church with magical tweet

Let's hope the Westboro Baptist Church has some essence of Dittany on hand, because these muggles just got burned. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling fired back at the extremist religious organization after they criticized her for supporting Ireland's decision to legalize same-sex marriage See also: J.K. Show More Summary

North Charleston Minister: 'The Killing Of Walter Scott Was A Public Execution'

After Walter Scott's tragic death on Saturday, Easter Sunday brought the promise of new hope to some in North Charleston, South Carolina. Rev. Nelson B. Rivers III, a pastor at Charity Missionary Baptist Church, said it was on Sunday...Show More Summary

Churches defaced with ‘KKK’ after opposing deputies’ call to ‘squash’ blacks like ‘cockroaches’

2 years agoNews : The Raw Story

The FBI is conducting a federal hate crime investigation after several predominately black churches in Florida were vandalized with racist Ku Klux Klan markings. New Bridge Hope Missionary Baptist Church and Pilgrim Rest P.B. Church in Crawford discovered before services on Sunday morning that the...

The Problem IS NOT That "Ebenezer Baptist Church Atlanta" Invited "US Attorney General Eric Holder" To Atlanta - A BLACK MURDER CAPITAL To Talk About "The Value Of Black Life In Ferguson.......

THE PROBLEM IS THAT THE CORRUPT "MENTHOLATED BLACK MEDIA PRESSGANG" IN ATLANTA ADVERTISED THE EVENT, HOPING TO GET A FULL HOUSE BUT - THE MEDIA ASKED THE QUESTION: "I WONDER HOW THE STUDENT ACTIVISTS ARE GOING TO RECEIVE THE ATTORNEY...Show More Summary

Mirror, Mirror: Governor Chris Christie's Contradictory Views on Drug Addiction

Last Tuesday, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey addressed a large crowd at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark. The topic? Helping people struggling with drug addiction. Governor Christie holds some progressive views on addiction. He consistently speaks of it as a medical condition, not a moral failing. Show More Summary

Westboro Baptist shows America what unchecked anti-LGBT nastiness looks like

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Westboro Baptist Church has decided to decorate Kansas roadsides: Why did God destroy Sodom? Well, hopefully not for reductive eyesores constructed on local roadsides. If so, WBC is screwed. Although I do thank WBC for helping Americans connect the dots...

Baptist Church Cancels Man’s Funeral After Finding Out He’s Gay

When his husband Julion Evans died at age 42 of a disease called amyloidosis, Kendall Capers (below) did what any respectful partner would do. Honoring his husband's family traditions, he planned for a funeral service at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida, the congregation Julion's family belongs to. Show More Summary

Florida Church Cancels Man’s Funeral During Wake After Realizing He Was Gay

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

A pastor at Tampa’s New Hope Missionary Baptist Church became a hot contender for Worst Person Ever this week, calling a mother attending her deceased gay son’s funeral to let her know that the services were being abruptly canceled. The church’s reason? The deceased, 42-year-old Julion Evans, was gay. Evans’ mother Julie Atwood tells WFLA […]

Prominent Philadelphia Preacher Who Criticized Obama for Failing the Black Community to Resign Amid Church Turmoil

Facing mounting turmoil and disenchantment among his flock, the Rev. Kevin R. Johnson, prominent senior pastor of the storied 103-year-old Bright Hope Baptist Church in North Philadelphia who famously criticized President Barack Obama for failing black Americans last year, will effectively resign his post on Oct. 31.

Burned Cross Found Outside Predominantly Black Church In Tennessee

Congregation members of a small predominantly black church in Montgomery County, Tennessee, discovered a burned cross at the entrance of the church’s parking lot. Police say, the incident occurred at New Hope Baptist Church in Clarksville. News Channel 5 reports, “Pastor Vernon Hooks said a member of his congregation found the burned cross leaning against [...]

Congressman Trey Gowdy at 65,000-Member Megachurch: Don't Expect Political, Social 'Messiah'; Answers to All Political Questions in Bible

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, told campuses at Houston's 65,000-member Second Baptist Church June 28-29 that people who are hoping for an Abraham Lincoln or Ronald Reagan in the political sphere or a Martin Luther King in the social arena will be disappointed. Today's media, political, and cultural atmosphere focuses on tearing down people who seek leadership.

Filled Negro Says That He Is More Concerned About The Newest White Right-Wing Darling From Princeton University Than He Is About The Three People Of Interest Involved With "The Ninja Who Got Himself Kilt" By Stabbing In North Philly Yesterday

FILLED NEGRO Made A CHOICE About What He Would Publish Today On His Blog No Offense To Pastor Kevin Johnson Of "New Hope Baptist Church". I Know Where His Church Is In North Philly. When I Do A "Google Map Search" With Reference To The...Show More Summary

Southern Baptist Pastors Hope to Revitalize Hundreds of Churches in Decline

About 800 to 1,000 Southern Baptist congregations cease to exist annually, largely due to a stagnant vision among the leadership and lack of impact within their communities, says a church planting director. However, church leaders say the closures are often the symptom of a greater problem.

Better things to do than picket the Fred Phelps funeral

3 years agoNews : ComPost

On March 19, Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church passed away in the night. Who will picket the funeral of the man who picketed so many? Let’s hope, no one. First because there may be no funeral to picket, and second because — well, we’re better than that. I know the urge to celebrate […]

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