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Trump's 'shithole' comments have enraged many. But some evangelical leaders still back him.

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"I support his views 100 percent, even though as a pastor I can't use that language,” one Southern Baptist pastor said.

Notorious Exporter of Hate Steven Anderson Headed to Jamaica, Advocates Call for a Ban

Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona, which is designated an anti-LGBTQ hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is headed to Jamaica later this month on a so called “missions trip”. Anderson has called for gay people to be executed. Show More Summary

How Can A Christian Support Trump? Former Pastor And GOP Rep Can't Answer That

It wasn't a showy moment, but illustrative of how difficult it it to rationalize evangelical support for Trump. CNN's Bill Weir asks Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) a question that doesn't get asked often enough. "You're a Southern Baptist minister. Show More Summary

Viewing Picks for December 18, 2017

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Houston Baptist at Michigan State — Big Ten Network, 6 p.m. Nebraska-Omaha at Kansas — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Charleston Southern at Florida State — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Northern Illinois at Marquette — FS1, 7 p.m. Show More Summary

FRANKEN, BARTON, CONYERS, ETC. WILL IT NEVER END?: Dr. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Bapt…

FRANKEN, BARTON, CONYERS, ETC. WILL IT NEVER END?: Dr. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, offers a trenchant analysis of what’s fueling the burgeoning congressional sex scandal and why it isn’t likely to end soon. Check out the first segment of his Friday podcast, “The Combustible Mix of Scandal, Moral Relativism and […]

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.

With 'Princess Cyd,' director Stephen Cone begins to emerge from under the radar

Stephen Cone grew up the son of a Southern Baptist minister in South Carolina, where he led Bible study classes in high school while coming to grips with an emerging queer identity. Now based in Chicago, where he teaches at Northwestern, the 37-year-old is the rare contemporary filmmaker whose...

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.

After Texas church massacre, a push for armed guards and gun-packing parishioners

2 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has called for professional security and armed parishioners in church. “We are living in dangerous days,” Southern Baptist pastor Jack Graham said.

Shooting at Southern Baptist Texas Church Kills 26 Worshipers

Tragedy at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs is deadliest US church attack since 1963. During its 11 a.m. worship service, a Southern Baptist church in rural Texas suffered not only America’s latest mass shooting but the deadliest...Show More Summary

6 Desires for ‘Dreamers’ Fix, from 50 Evangelical Leaders

Diverse DACA group includes Matt Chandler, Richard Land, Shai Linne, and four Southern Baptist past presidents. A coalition of evangelical leaders organized by Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore has urged Congress to supply a remedy...Show More Summary

Dream Daddy Review: Who Are These People?

I’m going to preface all of this by saying that I’m 90% sure that I am not the target audience for this game. Raised in rural Georgia under the wing of a semi-strict southern Baptist community, my initial attitudes and feeling towards homosexuality were certainly influenced by my upbringing and environment. Show More Summary

Southern Baptists Back Confederate Monument Removal in Memphis

Meanwhile, Robert E. Lee’s former church votes to change its name. After Charlottesville, more Christians are aligning with efforts to remove Confederate names and landmarks. In the past week, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention...Show More Summary

Has Christian Psychology Lost Its Place at Southern Seminary?

President Albert Mohler speaks to CT about the controversy over a longtime professor’s departure. Eric Johnson is a leading Christian psychology professor and a 17-year veteran at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Students praise...Show More Summary

WELL, TO BE FAIR, THE PRESS IS ONLY INTERESTED IN THEM IF THERE’S A SEX SCANDAL: The Best-Kept Secr…

WELL, TO BE FAIR, THE PRESS IS ONLY INTERESTED IN THEM IF THERE’S A SEX SCANDAL: The Best-Kept Secret in Disaster Relief: Southern Baptists.

Pastors stand firm as Trump’s US evangelical base weakens

4 months agoNews : 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...

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