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

2 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

2 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

2 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’

3 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

3 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, […]

‘Jesus never complained about ‘racism’: Richard Spencer blasts Southern Baptists for opposition of white supremacy

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Richard Spencer, the leader of the “alt-right,” responded Wednesday to the Southern Baptist Convention’s vote to condemn the political movement at an annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona. In his response, he referenced Jesus, Paul and questioned whether or not the convention had...

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

When a black pastor submitted a statement condemning white supremacy to the Southern Baptist Convention for review this week, the resolutions committee swiftly denied it and moved on. A revised version of the resolution ultimately passed,...Show More Summary

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

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

When a black pastor submitted a statement condemning white supremacy to the Southern Baptist Convention for review this week, the resolutions committee swiftly denied it and moved on. A revised version of the resolution ultimately passed,...Show More Summary

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

When a black pastor submitted a statement condemning white supremacy to the Southern Baptist Convention for review this week, the resolutions committee swiftly denied it and moved on. A revised version of the resolution ultimately passed,...Show More Summary

Leading Christian Organization Denounces Alt-Right and White Supremacy in Powerful Statement

"We regret and apologize for the pain and confusion that we created." The Southern Baptist Convention is severing its ties to white supremacists. During the organization’s annual meeting Wednesday in Phoenix, the convention officially passed a resolution to formally “denounce and repudiate” white supremacy and the alt-right movement. Show More Summary

After backlash, Southern Baptist Convention condemns alt-right

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

The Southern Baptist Convention, which is meeting in Phoenix, voted on Wednesday to denounce the alt-right -- but only after pastors pushed back against leaders who initially declined to show opposition to the fringe group. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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