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On Fox & Friends, preacher says Trump has biblical justification for attacking North Korea

On Thursday, President Donald Trump’s favorite TV show featured a Christian preacher who made a case on the air that Trump has a biblical justification for attacking North Korea. During a Fox & Friends interview, Southern Baptist minister and outspoken Trump backer Rev. Robert Jeffress claimed that “the Bible, especially Romans 13, does give President […]

‘God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong-Un,’ evangelical adviser says

last weekReligion / Islam : On Faith

Southern Baptist pastor Robert Jeffress preached the morning of Trump's inauguration.

How to Get Someone to Doubt His Faith (in Just 15 Minutes)

At the beginning of this conversation with Reid, a "street epistemologist" at Cordial Curiosity, a Southern Baptist named Dominique says he's fully confident that his faith is correct. On a confidence scale of 1 to 10, he a "10. 10 for sure."By the end of the conversation, you can tell that's no longer the case.

I’m a black pastor. Here’s why I’m staying in the Southern Baptist Convention

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Despite several frustrations I've had, I remain committed to the convention.

The Racial Legacy of the Southern Baptist Convention

'Lawrence Ware, co-director of the Africana Studies Program at Oklahoma State University discusses his recent New York Times op-ed that explains his decision to leave the Southern Baptist Convention and how the 2016 election unearthed a legacy of racial intolerance that propelled him to speak out.' -- The Brian Lehrer Show

Why this minister hopes leaving the Southern Baptist Convention will shed light on racism

last monthNews : USAToday: News

Lawrence Ware renouncing his ordination as a Southern Baptist minister because of racism.        

Black Southern Baptist minister renounces church over its Trump support in a scathing open letter

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Earlier this year, the leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention tried to quash a resolution that condemned the so-called “alt-right” movement and its advocacy of white supremacy. Although a resolution condemning the alt-right was eventually adopted, that wasn’t good enough...

Black Minister: Southern Baptists Don’t Care About Black Lives, So I’m Leaving

Lawrence Ware says he's "renouncing" his ordination in the Southern Baptist Convention.The reason? Their hesitation to condemn white supremacy and their continued bigotry against LGBTQ people make his support untenable.

Southern Baptist bookstores say they’ll dump author because he accepts LGBTQ Christians

last monthNews : The Raw Story

A popular Christian author is on the receiving end of a vicious backlash after he said in an interview that LGBTQ people can be Christians and lead lives of devotion and spiritual faith. Pink News reported Thursday that The Message author Eugene Peterson told Religion News Service that his formerly...

A Queer Takeover at the Southern Baptist Convention

A pro-LGBT organization is out to let faith groups know the harm that lack of acceptance does to LGBT kids — and it did just that recently in Phoenix.

Here’s Why the UN and WHO Both Want to Decriminalize Drugs

last monthNews : Truthdig

  Baptiste Pons / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 It all started with a little country called Portugal. The Southern European nation experimented with decriminalizing drugs for personal use several years back. The success the Portuguese efforts have...Show More Summary

As Harvest Christian Fellowship joins Southern Baptist Convention, some question future of Greg Laurie’s church

Harvest Christian Fellowship will be joining the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant body with about 15 million members. The Rev. Greg Laurie, pastor and founder of the 15,000-member Harvest and its Harvest Crusades, announced the move in June. Show More Summary

Megachurch Choir Serenades Trump With MAGA Song

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

Remember the screaming headlines on Breitbart that time a group of kids sang a song about Obama? The Hill reports: A Southern Baptist church choir sang a “Make America Great Again” ode at a rally President Trump spoke at on Saturday....Show More Summary

A Major Christian Denomination Almost Passed Up An Opportunity To Condemn White Supremacy

The Southern Baptist Convention passed a revised resolution to condemn "alt-right" ideology after outrage over their initial failure to do so.

The Pro-Slavery History of the Southern Baptists

The Southern Baptist Convention has scarcely begun to reckon with its ugly history.

Southern Baptists Denounce Alt-Right Bigotry

After some contention over the wording of the resolution, Southern Baptists, the second largest religious denomination in the US, condemned the alt-right movement and white supremacy at their recent annual convention. The denomination was originally founded by pro-slavery southerners in 1845. Show More Summary

Pastor who introduced Southern Baptist resolution against the Alt-Right is shocked it wasn’t a ‘slam dunk’

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The Texas pastor who drafted the original resolution calling on the Southern Baptist Convention to condemn white supremacy and the “alt-right” said he was “shocked” by the massive controversy his resolution sparked at the conservative denomination’s annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona this week. “I...

Southern Baptist Convention Remains South of Decency and Reason

It is by no means surprising when placed in historical context. The post Southern Baptist Convention Remains South of Decency and Reason appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Spencer Responds After Southern Baptist Convention Condemns White Supremacy

2 months agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

"Jesus never complained about 'racism,'" tweeted alt-right leader Richard Spencer.

In Quick Reversal, Southern Baptists Denounce White Nationalists

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

At a conference, pastors at first declined a resolution denouncing the so-called alt-right. Facing backlash, they approved a less harsh version.

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