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We're not driven by animus, say groups that are known for showing animus toward gay couples

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

You guys, the Southern Baptists and other groups who are known for their longheld resistance to anything having to do with gay acceptance, both within their own pews and within public policy, are tired of you accusing them of animus...

'Conservative Southern Baptist' Mom Talks About Her Family's Campaign For Trans Acceptance: VIDEO

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Debi Jackson, a self-described “conservative southern Baptist” from Alabama and mother of a transgender child, has spoken to GLAAD about her campaign to encourage others to accept trans children

Willie Brown warns Villaraigosa: 'Don't crowd Kamala!'

With the possible exception of a Hollywood celebrity following in the footsteps of Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican candidate has as much chance getting elected to the U.S. Senate from California as a Southern Baptist has to become pope. The only way Democrats can lose any statewide race...

Southern Baptists' Goal Of Racially Integrated Churches Is Turning Out To Be An Uphill Battle

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) How tough is it to create a racially diverse denomination? Consider a recent luncheon organized by the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. About 100 Nashville-area evangelical...Show More Summary

Grandmother Who Refused to Make Gay Wedding Floral Arrangements Could Lose House, Life Savings After Guilty Verdict

Putting florist, grandmother and devout Southern Baptist Barronelle Stutzman out of business was not enough for some Washington state officials. She could lose her home and life savings as well after a Washington superior court judge...Show More Summary

Southern Baptist Convention affiliate set to boot Alabama church for supporting same-sex marriage

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A Baptist church in Huntsville, Alabama could soon be kicked out of a group of Southern Baptist churches after openly supporting marriage equality and hosting a same-sex wedding ceremony, The Birmingham News reported. Members of the Madison Baptist Association reportedly recommended...

Southern Baptist Women: An Interview with Betsy Flowers

Kate Bowler Today's interview is the first of a multi-part interview with Elizabeth Flowers about her wonderful new book Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women since World War II. Having just used this book in my class last week, I can say that it reads like a dream and it teaches beautifully. Show More Summary

So. Baptist Leader David Platt Says Bible Should Drive How We Handle Illegal Immigrants, Fix Broken Legal System

Newly elected president of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Pastor David Platt, recently charged that there is a biblical foundation for treating illegal immigrants with dignity and love, not knowing...Show More Summary

Southern Baptists Head Russell Moore: Officials Who Won't Comply With Marriage Laws Should Seek Other Employment

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Tennessean: The Southern Baptist Convention's top policy official has a message for Alabama Christians wringing their hands over legal same-sex marriage. It was unavoidable, and accepting it doesn't mean you're conceding defeat. Show More Summary

THE SPLC AS INCITER OF MURDER? Under the SPLC’s Own Logic, It’s Guilty In The Chapel Hill Killings….

THE SPLC AS INCITER OF MURDER? Under the SPLC’s Own Logic, It’s Guilty In The Chapel Hill Killings. “Somehow, if he had liked Sean Hannity and the Southern Baptist Convention instead of Rachel Maddow and the Freedom from Religion Foundation, I don’t think we would witness the media restraint we’re seeing when it comes to […]

Southern Baptist college fires VP who reported president’s racist words: ‘They n fcked me’

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A South Baptist college in Georgia has been accused of covering up racism after it fired a vice president who reported that the controversial college president made offensive racial remarks. Southeast Georgia Today reported late last month that the board of trustees at Brewton-Parker College in...

Megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress: Homosexuality 'Will Pave The Way for Antichrist to Persecute, Martyr Christians'

In speaking as a guest on a national syndicated Christian radio show this week, Texas Southern Baptist megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress explained how society's growing acceptance of homosexuality and attack against those who express their biblical view of marriage is paving the path for the Antichrist.

God's Ideal Government

Southern Baptist thinker Jonathan Leeman wrote a fascinating essay last month on God's purposes for the state. He points out that Scripture commends no specific polity, admits that democracy has benefitted Americans, but warns against idealizing any form of government.

ALABAMA: Three Counties Relent

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

It's possible that these counties are reacting to a statement made last night by the governor. Gov. Robert Bentley, a Republican and a Southern Baptist, said he believes strongly that marriage is between one man and one woman, but that the issue should be "worked out through the proper legal channels" and not through defiance of the law. Show More Summary

Polyamory Activist Hijacks 'Third Way' Pastor's Sexuality Logic

Just when you thought Rev. Danny Cortez would be busy avoiding controversy after he and his congregation were dismissed by the Southern Baptist Convention in 2014 for adopting a "third way" affirming same-sex unions, he has landed himself in hot water again.

Lance Bass And Husband Michael Turchin Open Up About Their Interfaith Marriage

Lance Bass and his husband Michael Turchin are the perfect example of an interfaith couple for whom love comes before differing religious views. Former NSYNC member Bass, who is a Southern Baptist, wed Jewish artist Turchin on Dec. 20, 2014, and the ceremony will be broadcast Feb. Show More Summary

Baptist Pastor Accused Of Murdering Wife So He Could Marry Boyfriend Pleads Not Guilty

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A longtime former Southern Baptist pastor accused of killing his wife so he could marry his boyfriend in Europe has pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder. Richard Shahan, 54, entered the plea Monday in Jefferson County, Alabama, where...

White Southern Baptist Leaders Call For Integrated Churches Amid Nationwide Racial Tension Between Black People & Police

A group of Southern Baptist leaders are calling for integrated churches as a way to show unity among Christians of all colors as racial tensions between murderous white police officers and the African-American community continue to rise. White Southern Baptist

Two-thirds of Southern Baptists resist integrating their churches: poll

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Failing to heed the call from Southern Baptist leaders to integrate their churches in pursuit of racial justice, nearly two-thirds of evangelicals polled expressed no interest in seeing their congregations become more ethnically diverse, reports the Associated Press. “In the church, a black...

Local Hater Has The Alabama Sadz

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Godfrey is the executive director of Alabama Citizens Action, whose tagline is "The Moral Compass Of Alabama." He is also a leader of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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