Homosexuality

SBC passes on discipline of gay-tolerant church

The Southern Baptist Convention responded in a “third way,” neither condoning nor rebuking a church on record opposing Southern Baptist teaching that homosexuality is a sin.

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Motion asks SBC to discipline gay-affirming pastor

A motion during the opening session of this year’s Southern Baptist Convention asked officers to consider action against a church adopting a “third way” of neither affirming nor judging homosexuality.

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Southern Baptist church takes ‘third way’ on homosexuality

Pastor Danny Cortez says he didn’t plan or budget to attend this year’s Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, but he hopes circumstances will change so he can go and explain to fellow pastors his church’s decision to agree to disagree about homosexuality.

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Professor says Michael Sam is no Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson, who broke the baseball color line, and Michael Sam, poised to possibly become the first openly gay player in the NFL, are both African-Americans, but a Southern Baptist pastor and preaching professor says the similarities end there.

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Grandson says Fred Phelps changed mind about gays

Westboro Baptist Church defector Zach Phelps-Roper says his grandfather’s anti-gay attitudes softened prior to his death.

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SBC leaders warn book by gay Christian ‘not faithful to Scripture’

Southern Baptists are circling wagons against a book by a proclaimed evangelical arguing that God is not anti-gay.

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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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