Wednesday, 13 November 2013 15:18

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.

Published in Organizations
Monday, 04 November 2013 18:53

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.

Published in Organizations
Friday, 01 November 2013 15:38

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.

Published in Organizations
Friday, 11 October 2013 19:31

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.”

Published in Organizations
Friday, 27 September 2013 17:28

Worn-out strategies in sexuality debate

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.

Published in Commentaries
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 18:11

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.

Published in Social Issues
Monday, 23 September 2013 15:00

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.

Published in Commentaries
Friday, 20 September 2013 16:45

Oakhurst Baptist celebrates 100 years

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

Published in Congregations
Friday, 20 September 2013 15:02

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.

Published in Organizations
Friday, 20 September 2013 13:38

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.

Published in Social Issues
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