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Major Missions Agency Picks 'Radical' New President

Megachurch pastor David Platt is now the younger face of the Southern Baptist Convention's International Mission Board. Eight years ago, David Platt became one of the youngest megachurch pastors in America. Today the 36-year-old wasShow More Summary

Youth Pastor Watch

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

ALABAMA: "A Southern Baptist church in Alabama pledged to cooperate with police following the arrest of a former youth minister charged with sexually abusing a girl younger than 16 and urged anyone with knowledge about the case to come forward. Show More Summary

Theologian on Gungor's Not Taking Bible Literally: 'This Is Not a Tempest in a Teapot'

Dr. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, recently raised the issue of Dove Award-winning musician Michael Gungor's recent statements that he no longer literally believes in some biblical accounts, such as the creation or the flood, pointing out what's wrong with his deviation from traditional Christianity.

Video: Southern Baptists promote upcoming anti-gay (and pro-'ex-gay') conference

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Because nothing else important is going on it the world, the Southern Baptist Conventions Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission is dedicating its entire national conference—the whole damn thing!—to us. Namely, they will spend their time scheming ways to stop our...

Southern Baptist Leaders: Christians Should Make Themselves 'Marry-able' Younger

Christian couples should marry sooner, an ethicist and a pastor with the largest Protestant denomination in the United States argue.

LifeWay Stops Selling Mark Driscoll's Books at 180 Christian Stores

Southern Baptist chain decides to 'assess the situation regarding his ministry.' LifeWay Christian Resources, which bills itself as "one of the world's largest providers of Christian products and services," has pulled Mark Driscoll's...Show More Summary

Russell Moore Calls 'Abortion Ministry' of Doctor Who Was Once Medical Director for Planned Parenthood 'Disturbing'

Dr. Willie Parker is a Harvard educated ex-medical director for Planned Parenthood who insists that he does abortions because he is a Christian. Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, however, finds his theology of ending a life in the name of Jesus "disturbing."

Op-ed: There's Room Under the Bus for All of Us

One man's workplace was also his closet door: the Southern Baptist Church. read more

Anti-Gay, Anti-Islam Pastor Jody Hice Wins Georgia GOP Primary

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

We've mentioned Southern Baptist pastor Jody Hice once before, addressing his lunatic theory that gays as a community recruit and sodomize young children. Evidently the constituents in Georgia's 10th district not only don't have a problem with his lunacy but...

Russell Moore on Rubio's Tolerance Remarks: I Wanted to Say 'Amen' Very Loudly (Video Interview)

Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, praised Sen. Marco Rubio's, R-Fla., Wednesday speech at the Catholic University of America as both courageous and civil.

Homophobe Richard Land Links LGBT Rights With Nazi Persecution - LISTEN

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Referring to President Obama’s executive order providing protections for LGBTI employees of federally-funded organizations, former Southern Baptist Convention official Richard Land said in a radio interview that conservatives need to stand up to “the gay thought police” or face Nazi-style persecution.

Illegal Immigrant Children Are 'Created in the Image of God,' Issue Is Not Just Political, Says Russell Moore After Touring Texas Facilites

Members of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention toured two Texas facilities Tuesday that are providing temporary shelter to illegal immigrant children from Central America. During their tour, members met with U.S. Show More Summary

Southern Baptist Convention Leader Richard Land: Out to Pasture, But Not Irrelevant

A profile of old guard conservative Southern Baptist leader Richard Land (below) in the National Journal reveals some interesting connections about how he drove the shift in conservative Christian politics over the last 10 years andShow More Summary

Mom Smacks Down Ignorant Questions In Passionate Defense Of Trans Daughter: VIDEO

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Debi Jackson — a self-described “conservative southern Baptist” mom from Alabama who wanted a boy — recently spoke in passionate defense of her six-year-old transgender daughter A.J. who began transitioning into a female appearance at age four. In her heartfelt...

Southern Baptist GOP mom from Alabama speaks out for her 6 y.o. trans kid

"My daughter is a girl in her heart. She knows it. God knows it. And that's good enough for me."

Southern Baptists End Investigation of Theology Professors at Kentucky University

(UPDATED) University cuts ties with state convention even though convention investigation concluded theologically conservative professors were welcome at Campbellsville University. Update (July 16, 2014): Campbellsville University announced...Show More Summary

Obama Administration Must Nominate Religious Freedom Ambassador Says Russell Moore

The Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore has called on President Barack Obama to fill the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, which has been vacant since Suzanne Johnson Cook resigned in October.

Obama Praises LGBT Activists at Event Attended by Southern Baptist Pastor Who Rejects Biblical Teaching on Homosexuality

President Barack Obama highlighted his administration's efforts to support and bolster the gay community at a reception celebrating LGBT Pride Month attended by a Southern Baptist pastor and his son on Monday.

Robert Jeffress Says Hobby Lobby Victory Will Be Short Lived

Southern Baptist Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas said the celebration surrounding the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling might be short lived.

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