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Pro-Lifers, Be Wary of Mitch McConnell on Planned Parenthood

I saw Al Mohler of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary tweet out this link earlier today. [mc_name name='Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)' chamber='senate' mcid='M000355' ] is calling on Planned Parenthood being defunded. I hope McConnell will stick with this, even at the risk of President Obama shutting down the government in the fight. Show More Summary

For Southern Baptists and GOP, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Bush, Rubio interviews set at arena-sized missions conference, three months after Ben Carson controversy. In recent years, a series of leaders have warned against America’s largest Protestant denomination being too closely tied to one...Show More Summary

Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio Plan To Court Evangelicals During Rally With Southern Baptists' Russell Moore

(RNS) Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, will interview Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush in Nashville, Tenn., next month in front of a sold-out crowd of 13,000 evangelical pastors and leaders. Moore will also interview Sen. Show More Summary

Jimmy Carter Says Gay Boning Is Just All Right With Jesus

Hurray, President Jimmy Carter, that commu-sexual Marxo-lesbian oldster who used to be president, and who is famously involved with the Southern Baptist church, even if he’s pretty pissed at those lady-hatin’ fools on a regular basis,...Show More Summary

Excerpt: Is This Really What Being a Christian Is About?

Choreographer and coordinator George Scott Chandler shares his journey growing up gay in a Southern Baptist community in this excerpt from his new memoir, FWD March: Living in a World of Music and Motion. read more

Texas Baptist Church Suspends Musician For Officiating Same-Sex Wedding – VIDEO

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A Southern Baptist church in Texas has suspended a paid musician for officiating a same-sex wedding. Johnny Griffith (above left) has been a band musician at Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview, Texas, for the last four years. On Saturday, Griffith,… The post Texas Baptist Church Suspends Musician For Officiating Same-Sex Wedding – VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

Jimmy Carter and the Great Lost Southern Baptist Tradition of Freedom

So the 39th President of the United States had this to say in an interview at HuffPost (per a summary from Mediaite's Alex Griswold), when asked about same-sex marriage: I...

New York Times’ Columnist Mark Oppenheimer On Stripping Churches Of Their Tax Exempt Status

New York Times’ religion columnist recently argued in Time Magazine that churches should lose their tax-exempt status.  Patheos columnist and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Owen Strachan was among those who responded...Show More Summary

Did Southern Baptist Baylor University Just Sign Off On Gay Sex Among Students?

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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.

Can You Be a Gay Southern Baptist?

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.

Fundies Dial It Back

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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

Anti-Gay Christian Has Questions for Marriage Equality Supporters, But He Doesn’t Care to Hear Your Answers

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

Does Legal Gay Marriage Doom Evangelical Christianity?

(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

‘Not the time to retreat’: Southern Baptist Convention stands tall on marriage

'God in His divine wisdom created marriage as the covenanted, conjugal union of one man and one woman,' the resolution states.

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Southern Baptists

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.

How the Cross Is Like the Confederate Flag

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...]

Wednesday Link List

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 […]

Southern Baptists Implement Official “No Gay Weddings” Rule In Anticipation Of SCOTUS Ruling

last monthLGBT / Gay : Queerty

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 […]

Christian Leader: Let’s Help Muslims Observe Ramadan by Introducing Them to Jesus

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:

Will Southern Baptists Back Russell Moore's Call To Take The Confederate Flag Down?

last monthNews : Huffington Post

(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

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