Amy Butler, senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, joined 13 other faith leaders opposing laws to allow businesses to deny services to gay and lesbian customers based on their religious beliefs.
Lawmakers in the Oklahoma legislature may be on to something.
Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore and pundits Kirsten Powers and Jonathan Merritt engaged in high-profile debate over whether a Christian photographer or baker should be required to provide services for a same-sex wedding.
Richard Land, the Southern Baptist Convention’s former public policy expert, denounced gay surrogacy as a “commodification of human flesh” and “collective” form of child abuse.
Bojangles Blanchard, an ordained Baptist minister in Louisville, Ky., says denying same-sex couples the benefits of marriage treats them as second-class citizens.
Anthony Jordan of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma quickly condemned yesterday’s ruling by a federal judge that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
Four Missouri taxpayers including the editor of the Baptist state newspaper say Gov. Jay Nixon violated the state’s constitution with an executive order allowing same-sex couples legally married in another state to file joint tax returns.
It is not unusual for a celebrity’s short-term “hook up” to be considered a marriage, while a 35-year committed relationship between two persons of the same gender is not.
Maurice “Bojangles” Blanchard, an ordained minister who leads outreach to the LBGT community at a Baptist church in Louisville, Ky., called the symbolic verdict a moral victory for gay marriage.