Texas Baptist chaplains cannot perform same-sex marriages but are otherwise permitted to provide pastoral care “shaped by the Bible and Baptist tradition.”
The following is an excerpt from the newly released book, Queer Lessons for Churches on the Straight and Narrow: What All Christians Can Learn from LGBTQ Lives by Cody J. Sanders and published by Faithlab in Macon, Ga.
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.
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.
Oakhurst Baptist Church, a progressive and inclusive congregation in Decatur, Ga., celebrates 100 years of ministry Sept. 21-22.
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.
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.
The U.S. military’s “normalization” of same-sex marriage puts Southern Baptist chaplains on the front line of America’s culture war, says Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler.
"Pro Deo et Patria" ("for God and country") is the motto of the Army Chaplain Corps. No longer can most Southern Baptist military chaplains continue to serve with integrity as military officers because their endorser, the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, has placed them in an unethical position.
A Virginia man believes his Baptist Christian faith and passion for the Bible will help his participation in the national Reformation Project to convince gays and straights that God loves and accepts homosexuals — and that the church should, too.