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Was Al Mohler Right About Sexual Orientation and Secular Counseling?

Summarizing his comments at the recent national conference on "The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage" held by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, Dr. Mohler explained how his views have shifted on the subject of "sexual orientation."

Video: Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore at #Humanum: Marriage equality undermines human flourishing, God, goodness

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

More from that nastier-than-I-even-thought-it-would-be conference that's going on this week at the Vatican:

Rick Warren, Russell Moore Warn Against Current Sexual Revolution, Defend Marriage at Vatican Conference With Pope Francis

Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and megachurch pastor Rick Warren, both speaking at a Vatican conference Tuesday, warned that Christians should not succumb to the current sexual revolution or waver on the Biblical truth about sexuality and marriage.

Directors explore Howard Finster's legacy in new doc

The late Howard Finster defined Southern folk art with his self-taught works. A born-again Baptist pastor, Finster famously dedicated his creations to God, tallying up to about 47 thousand works during his lifetime.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

-SBC President Pleads for Churches to Pray for Another Great Awakening

Dr. Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, is pleading and encouraging and calling the 46,000 churches in his denomination and beyond to “extraordinary prayer” for revival and another Great Awakening. Here’s the message from his blog: He has also made available his complete message in an 16 page e-book […]

Should Couples Personalize Their Marriage Vows? Russell Moore Says No

The Southern Baptist Convention's lead ethicist, Russell Moore, has said he doesn't allow the couples he marries to write their own vows because he believes the marriage oath should be more than a proclamation of a couple's love, but also a type of pact by which friends and family will hold them accountable.

Catholic Outreach to Gays With a Catch: Celibacy

Like the recent Southern Baptist conference, the Notre Dame event reflects denomination leaders shifting their tone toward LGBT people without becoming affirming. read more

Georgia Pastor: 'Worst Thing I Could Do' Is Tell Gays 'God Made You That Way'

A Finnish television network recently filmed a Southern Baptist pastor as he visited secular Nordic countries and struggled to come to grips with widespread LGBT rights and atheism. In an episode of Yle's The Norden, Summit Church of...Show More Summary

Also.Also.Also: A ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ Musical and Other Stories We Missed

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

VAMPIRE DEER. Clarissa Explains It All, Rebecca Solnit on feminism, Fireball whiskey, cats, BLACKandSTEM and a woman, the first bra, Southern Baptists, and so very much more!

Georgia pastor has his mind blown by European atheists: ‘If there’s no god, why should I believe?’

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A Finnish television network recently filmed a Southern Baptist pastor as he visited secular Nordic countries and struggled to come to grips with widespread LGBT rights and atheism. In an episode of Yle’s The Norden, Summit Church of West Georgia Lead Pastor Marty McLain tells the network...

David Platt Vows to Continue Preaching Ministry While President of SBC's International Mission Board

Even in his new role as the International Mission Board President for the Southern Baptist Convention, David Platt vowed to continue his preaching ministry by means of a new podcast he launched Monday.

Southern Baptist Convention Compromises Improving Tone By Promoting Anti-Gay Discrimination

Southern Baptists applaud discrimination against same-sex couples because they actually believe their religious liberty is under threat. The post Southern Baptist Convention Compromises Improving Tone By Promoting Anti-Gay Discrimination appeared first on ThinkProgress.

"Ex-Gay" Nutter Slams Southern Baptist Leader For Denouncing Torture Therapy

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"Homosexual feelings are often the result of underlying sexual trauma or emotional detachment from same-sex peers and parents – when individuals realize the source of their feelings and pursue healing in their lives, change happens.Show More Summary

How The Southern Baptists Are Still Completely Failing Transgender People

However the Southern Baptist Convention has softened its tone on homosexuality, it still rejects transgender identities outright. The post How The Southern Baptists Are Still Completely Failing Transgender People appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Inside The Southern Baptists New, Media-Savvy Approach To Homosexuality

The Southern Baptist Convention's change in tone (if not theology) on LGBT issues is due in large part to the leadership of Russell Moore. The post Inside The Southern Baptists New, Media-Savvy Approach To Homosexuality appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Southern Baptist Conference Wrap-Up: Shifting Rhetoric, Maintaining Anti-LGBT Beliefs

While some LGBT and allied voices advocated for change, the Southern Baptist Convention event in Nashville largely reflected the leadership's continued opposition to LGBT equality and acceptance. read more

Behind The Scenes, Southern Baptists Wrestle With How To Handle Homosexuality In The Modern World

ThinkProgress joined 1,200 Southern Baptist leaders for a conference addressing "The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage." The post Behind The Scenes, Southern Baptists Wrestle With How To Handle Homosexuality In The Modern World appeared first on ThinkProgress.

PFOX's Quinlan says SBC leader's opposition to 'reparative therapy' is cruel

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

At this week's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission conference, Russell Moore, top dog of that Southern Baptist enterprise, came out against so-called "reparative therapy." Then he and his allies proceeded to spend a large percentage of that conference telling gay...

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