Homosexuality

World Vision’s policy reversal turns tables in same-sex marriage debate

Critics of World Vision’s decision to drop its ban on hiring gays who are legally married hailed the policy reversal as a return to common sense, while those who previously celebrated it as a victory for LGBT Christians were licking their wounds.

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Fred Phelps, dead at 84, leaves behind legacy of hate

While known for anti-gay rhetoric that most find offensive, Westboro Baptist Church didn’t become a household name until church members hit on the idea of picketing at military funerals.

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Faith leaders oppose Miss. religion bill

House leaders on Wednesday postponed action on a religious-liberty bill both opposed and embraced by the state’s faithful.

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Mohler says gay marriage a religious-liberty threat

A Southern Baptist seminary president says gay marriage poses the greatest religious-liberty threat in a generation and perhaps in U.S. history.

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Man challenging Alabama gay-marriage ban a Southwestern Seminary grad

Now an Episcopalian, Auburn University at Montgomery professor Paul Hard claims a state’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages performed in another state is unconstitutional.

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Baptist, Methodist pastors in Miss. oppose discrimination based on religious freedom

Three CBF and two Methodist pastors say they believe religious freedom is not an excuse for business owners to discriminate against gays.

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Southern Baptist leaders oppose anti-gay laws

Top leaders of the SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission say homosexuality is a sin, but not every sinful act should be illegal.

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Ky. Baptists say children’s home short on funding

Kentucky Baptist leaders are appealing to churches to make up a budget shortfall resulting from Sunrise Children’s Services’ “biblical stand” against hiring employees who are openly gay.

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Soulforce announces leadership change

The head of a pro-gay rights organization started by former evangelical ghostwriter Mel White is stepping down.

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Smithwick out at Ky. Baptist home

Bill Smithwick, who earlier this year recommended that a Baptist agency consider hiring employees who are openly gay, has resigned amid a firestorm of controversy ignited by his proposal.

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