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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

6 days agoNews : 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 weekLGBT / 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.

Megachurch Pastor Perry Noble Rebuked by Southern Baptists for Calling 10 Commandments '10 Promises'

Perry Noble, pastor of a South Carolina megachurch, was rebuked by Southern Baptists for calling the 10 Commandments "10 promises" and for other "problematic positions and statements."

Southern Baptist Leader Russell Moore Praises Supreme Court for Defending Religious Freedom of Muslim Inmate

Russell Moore praised the U.S. Supreme Court for its Tuesday ruling protecting the religious freedom of a Muslim inmate in the case of Holt vs. Hobbs.

GEORGIA: Pastor Calls For End To Gay "Erotic Liberty" During House Invocation

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

Via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The Rev. Bryant Wright, senior pastor at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, delivered the devotional Wednesday in the state House. In that sermon...Show More Summary

True or False?: Evangelicals Like Mike Huckabee the Most

With Mike Huckabee leaving his Fox News show to consider another potential presidential run in 2016, the Southern Baptist pastor and former Arkansas governor has arguably become the the front runner to gain the evangelical vote in what is expected to be a very crowded 2016 Republican primary. But will he be able to unite most evangelical donors and voters?

LifeWay, the SBC, #the15, and God

As I mentioned yesterday, the latest “tempest in a Tweet-pot” involves a group calling themselves #the15, who have expressed outrage on Twitter against the retail arm of LifeWay, a Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) publishing empire, because they sell so many things in their store of which #the15 does not approve, while at the same time […]

LifeWay, the SBC, #the15, and God

As I mentioned yesterday, the latest “tempest in a Tweet-pot” involves a group of conservative Calvinists calling themselves #the15, who have expressed outrage on Twitter against the retail arm of LifeWay, a Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) publishing empire, because they sell so many things in their store of which #the15 does not approve, while at […]

Southern Baptist Leader Albert Mohler Denounces Newsweek Piece Calling Evangelicals 'God's Frauds'

A prominent Southern Baptist Convention leader has denounced a front page Newsweek piece calling evangelical and fundamentalist Christians "God's frauds."

Hearse Stolen Outside Church, Casket Inside

A pastor's wife says a hearse was stolen from outside a Southern California church ahead of funeral services with a casket inside. The Los Angeles Times reports that the hearse was idling outside Ebenezer Baptist Church in South Los Angeles while the funeral director arranged flowers for Saturday morning services...

Russell Moore on Racism and Southern Baptists: God Is Giving Us a Second Chance

God is graciously giving the Southern Baptist Convention a second chance to get it right on racism issues, Russell Moore offered while noting the growth in non-white Southern Baptists.

Pat Robertson Says Gays 'Will Die Out Because They Don't Reproduce' - VIDEO

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Pat Robertson once again made eye-roll inducing comments today about gays saying that they'll eventually "die out", reports Right Wing Watch. The former southern baptist minister's comments come from today's episode of The 700 Club when Robertson fielded a question...

Southern Baptist leader Albert Mohler reminds us that marriage equality is inevitable

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Albert Mohler wrote a column all about how his religious freedom is supposedly being stifled by LGBT rights. Because of course he did; people on his side of the debate rarely write anything else these...

Megachurch Pastor David Platt: Watered Down Gospel to Blame for Why Giving God 'Blank Check' Is So Foreign

Southern Baptist International Mission Board President and megachurch Pastor David Platt said the reason why many Christians balk at the idea of allowing God to send them anywhere in the world for His purpose is because churches have watered down what it means to accept Jesus Christ as their savior.

Southern Baptist Pastor Randy White Chides Evangelicals for Promoting Racial Justice as 'Gospel Demand'

As racial tension nationwide intensify, triggered by the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, and compounded by the case of Eric Garner in New York City, the issue of whether racial justice...Show More Summary

Southern Baptists, American Family Association Not Supporting Mississippi Ballot Initiative Promoting Christian and Confederate Heritage

The largest religious body in the state of Mississippi and the American Family Association are not supporting a controversial ballot initiative that promotes government support for Confederate heritage and Christianity.

Can Religious Activism Shift on Immigration?

This USA Today piece wonders if the religious coalition behind immigration reform, i.e. mass legalization, can survive President Obama's executive amnesty. It quotes Southern Baptist official Russell Moore warning it could indeed fracture the coalition.

More Pastors Embrace Talk of Mental Ills

2 months agoHealth : NYT: Health

Matt Brogli, a Southern Baptist pastor in North Carolina, is among a growing number of Evangelical clergy members sending mentally troubled congregants to secular professionals.

Was Al Mohler Right About Sexual Orientation and Secular Counseling?

Summarizing his comments at the recent national conference on "The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage" held by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, Dr. Mohler explained how his views have shifted on the subject of "sexual orientation."

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