Gay sex may no longer be explicitly prohibited at Baylor University, as long as the two people are married. The Southern Baptist school in Waco, Texas, has removed “homosexual acts” from its misconduct policy. However, the policy still st… The post Did Southern Baptist Baylor University Just Sign Off On Gay Sex Among Students? appeared first on Towleroad.
As soon as I came out, being a Southern Baptist minister wasn’t an option. The post Can You Be a Gay Southern Baptist? appeared first on OnFaith.
After months of vows about civil disobedience, a coalition of over 100 evangelicals organized by the Southern Baptist Convention have signed onto a statement that discourages "outrage and panic" about the Supreme Court ruling on marriage. Show More Summary
Samuel James is the Communications Specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (of the Southern Baptist Convention). The last time we talked about him, he was telling Christians not to call out fellow Jesus-followers when...Show More Summary
(Photo credit: Evert Barnes, Creative Commons) Hell hath no fury like the religious right scorned. The ink was yet wet on the Supreme Court's decision legalizing gay marriage when Southern Baptist minister and presidential candidateShow More Summary
'God in His divine wisdom created marriage as the covenanted, conjugal union of one man and one woman,' the resolution states.
Are Southern Baptists even Southern? Why don’t they baptize babies? And more. The post 10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Southern Baptists appeared first on OnFaith.
You can make a bad argument in support of a good conclusion. That’s how I felt reading this column “The Cross and the Confederate Flag“, written by Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention in the aftermath of the Charleston massacre. Unlike his predecessor Richard Land, who was an all-culture-war-all-the-time partisan, Moore has shown some [Read More...]
It’s now been 1,000 days that Saeed has been in prison in Iraq. Calvinism is slowly replacing Baptist Traditionalism in the Southern Baptist Conference. After being banned, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship has been reinstated on 19 California college campuses. Quickly, what percentage of the worship choruses your church sings are in minor keys? Even the ones […]
As the religious right descends into complete and utter madness in anticipation of the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage later this week, at least one Alabama church is bracing itself for the worst and implementing an official ban gay weddings from ever happening on its premises. “The only marriages recognized by our church are between one man and […]
During this time of Ramadan, a month of fasting for Muslims worldwide, Jerry Rankin, president emeritus of the Southern Baptist International Mission Board, knows exactly how Christians can help Muslims during the holiest time of their year:
(RNS) Does a Southern Baptist leader’s call for the Confederate battle flag to come down mark a sea change in the views of evangelicals about a symbol long wrapped in both support for slavery and regional pride? Or will conservative white Christians in the South resist change even as a growing number of Republican leaders — including S.C. Show More Summary
“I will not officiate over any same-sex unions or same-sex marriage ceremonies,” the Rev. Ronnie Floyd of Arkansas, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, defiantly promised a conference of fellow Baptists meeting in Columbus, Ohio...
"The Confederate Battle Flag may mean many things, but with those things it represents a defiance against abolition and against civil rights. The symbol was used to enslave the little brothers and sisters of Jesus, to bomb little girls...Show More Summary
Happy Father’s Day! Otherwise known as the day the most collect calls are made in America. Modern families are popping up all across America, much to the chagrin of folks like the Southern Baptist Convention and Rick Santorum. The number of same-sex couples raising children rose from 8 percent in 2000 to 19 percent in 2009. There are nearly two million […]
The Southern Baptist Convention closed out this week's annual meeting by issuing a formal call for civil disobedience against same-sex marriage. The statement was issued jointly by current SBC president Ronnie Floyd and 16 former SBC presidents. Show More Summary
The Southern Baptist Convention officially declared war on gay marriage this week. Now, failed 2012 presidential candidate and eternal 2016 hopeful Rick Santorum is joining the cause, despite the fact that marriage equality is most likely about to become the law of the land. What is this, some kind of rhetorical last stand? During a conference call, […]
It is refreshing to see virtually all the past still-living leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention join their current leader in taking a principled stand against gay marriage. Regardless of what the Supreme Court decides, churches need to speak forcefully on Biblical teachings and this is one. Show More Summary
Failures of the Church to reach members of the LGBT community were highlighted at a Wednesday panel during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio.
(Dietrich Bonhoeffer) At the Southern Baptist Convention this week, SBA President Ronnie Floyd challenged the conferees to face up and respond to the changes in our nation and culture as a "Bonhoeffer moment" by refusing to be silenced. Floyd cited the example of the German theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who stood up to the Nazi […]