Historic Christian understandings of sexuality are being reevaluated due to evidence offered in the lives of those who do not fit the norm, together with associated research and mental health efforts. 

President Obama’s decision to ban federal contractors from discriminating against gays raises tough questions for faith communities on both sides of the issue.

Published in Politics

Every generation has its hot-button issue. For us, it’s the “the LGBT issue.”

A federal judge said arguments defending marriage laws on the basis that they reward couples who can naturally procreate “are not those of serious people.”

Published in Social Issues
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Third Way pastor invited to White House

While he isn’t talking to media, Pastor Danny Cortez described New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, Calif., in a sermon as being “in the eye of the storm.”

Published in Congregations

A seminary president who called for the ouster of a church suspected of violating the SBC’s ban on churches which affirm homosexuality says timing and polity questions won the congregation a temporary reprieve.

Published in Organizations

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.

Published in Organizations

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.

Published in Organizations

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.

Published in Congregations

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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