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Ky. Baptists vote no-confidence in leader

A Baptist children’s ministry recently decided against changing policies to allow the hiring of gays, but the agency head who suggested the idea faces an uncertain future.

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Baptist home considers hiring gays

The head of a Kentucky Baptist child care agency says it’s better to end a ban on hiring gays than risk losing taxpayer funding necessary to sustain ministry to children who are at risk.

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Baylor keeps homosexuality ban

Critics say Baylor’s sexual misconduct policy discriminates because it allows sexual contact between straight students that is forbidden for gays.

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BGCT chaplains won’t wed gay couples

Texas Baptist chaplains cannot perform same-sex marriages but are otherwise permitted to provide pastoral care “shaped by the Bible and Baptist tradition.”

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Ministry says lawsuit settlement unfair

Sunrise Children’s Services wants a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit being settled over alleged violations of the separation of church and state.

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Chaplains respond to Albert Mohler

Two retired Army chaplains respond to a seminary president’s recent article defending new guidelines that bar Southern Baptist military chaplains from conducting or attending same-sex weddings.

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Oakhurst Baptist celebrates 100 years

Oakhurst Baptist Church, a progressive and inclusive congregation in Decatur, Ga., celebrates 100 years of ministry Sept. 21-22.

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ERLC defends rules for military chaplains

Russell Moore and Andrew Walker of the Southern Baptist Convention Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission appear in an online video responding to criticism of new guidelines barring chaplains from attending same-sex weddings leveled in a commentary carried by Associated Baptist Press.

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AWAB head applauds pope’s remarks

Robin Lunn, executive director of the Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, joined other members of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in welcoming comments by Pope Francis saying the Church needs to talk about more than just gays, abortion and birth control.

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