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Kentucky Southern Baptists Consider Expelling LGBT-Affirming Churches

If churches drop a ban on LGBT employees, they're "redefining sin," says the president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

Texas Church to Be Razed After Massacre

The First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, will be razed after Sundays mass shooting that killed 26 people and injured 20 others, its pastor told the Southern Baptist Convention Thursday.

'Too Stark of a Reminder.' Texas Church Where 26 Were Killed Will Be Demolished, Pastor Says

Pastor Frank Pomeroy told leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention earlier this week that it would be too painful to continue using First Baptist Church as a place of worship

Texas church might be demolished and replaced by memorial after shooting

The pastor of the Texas church where a gunman carried out a massacre has discussed knocking down the building and replacing the structure with a memorial, a spokesman for the national Southern Baptist Convention said Thursday. The First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, about 35 miles...

Pastor may demolish Texas church where massacre took place

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The pastor of a rural Texas church sprayed with gunfire in a shooting rampage that killed 26 people is considering demolishing the building and putting a memorial in its place, a Southern Baptist Convention official said on Thursday. Devin Kelley, the 26-year-old gunman, stormed into the Sutherland...

Southern Baptist Convention says pastor of Texas church that was site of massacre plans to demolish the building

2 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Southern Baptist Convention says pastor of Texas church that was site of massacre plans to demolish the building.

I’m a black pastor. Here’s why I’m staying in the Southern Baptist Convention

6 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Despite several frustrations I've had, I remain committed to the convention.

The Racial Legacy of the Southern Baptist Convention

'Lawrence Ware, co-director of the Africana Studies Program at Oklahoma State University discusses his recent New York Times op-ed that explains his decision to leave the Southern Baptist Convention and how the 2016 election unearthed a legacy of racial intolerance that propelled him to speak out.' -- The Brian Lehrer Show

Why this minister hopes leaving the Southern Baptist Convention will shed light on racism

6 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Lawrence Ware renouncing his ordination as a Southern Baptist minister because of racism.        

Black Southern Baptist minister renounces church over its Trump support in a scathing open letter

6 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Earlier this year, the leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention tried to quash a resolution that condemned the so-called “alt-right” movement and its advocacy of white supremacy. Although a resolution condemning the alt-right was eventually adopted, that wasn’t good enough...

Black Minister: Southern Baptists Don’t Care About Black Lives, So I’m Leaving

Lawrence Ware says he's "renouncing" his ordination in the Southern Baptist Convention.The reason? Their hesitation to condemn white supremacy and their continued bigotry against LGBTQ people make his support untenable.

A Queer Takeover at the Southern Baptist Convention

A pro-LGBT organization is out to let faith groups know the harm that lack of acceptance does to LGBT kids — and it did just that recently in Phoenix.

As Harvest Christian Fellowship joins Southern Baptist Convention, some question future of Greg Laurie’s church

Harvest Christian Fellowship will be joining the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant body with about 15 million members. The Rev. Greg Laurie, pastor and founder of the 15,000-member Harvest and its Harvest Crusades, announced the move in June. Show More Summary

A Major Christian Denomination Almost Passed Up An Opportunity To Condemn White Supremacy

The Southern Baptist Convention passed a revised resolution to condemn "alt-right" ideology after outrage over their initial failure to do so.

The Pro-Slavery History of the Southern Baptists

The Southern Baptist Convention has scarcely begun to reckon with its ugly history.

Southern Baptists Denounce Alt-Right Bigotry

After some contention over the wording of the resolution, Southern Baptists, the second largest religious denomination in the US, condemned the alt-right movement and white supremacy at their recent annual convention. The denomination was originally founded by pro-slavery southerners in 1845. Show More Summary

Pastor who introduced Southern Baptist resolution against the Alt-Right is shocked it wasn’t a ‘slam dunk’

7 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The Texas pastor who drafted the original resolution calling on the Southern Baptist Convention to condemn white supremacy and the “alt-right” said he was “shocked” by the massive controversy his resolution sparked at the conservative denomination’s annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona this week. “I...

Southern Baptist Convention Remains South of Decency and Reason

It is by no means surprising when placed in historical context. The post Southern Baptist Convention Remains South of Decency and Reason appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Spencer Responds After Southern Baptist Convention Condemns White Supremacy

7 months agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

"Jesus never complained about 'racism,'" tweeted alt-right leader Richard Spencer.

Southern Baptist Church: We Will Never Stop Fighting Abortion and Planned Parenthood

The Southern Baptist Convention is standing strong for the rights of unborn babies, leader Russell Moore said this week. Moore is the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), the public policy arm of the Christian denomination, one of the largest in the world. The convention’s annual meeting was this week. On Wednesday, […]

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