The head of a network for survivors of clergy sex abuse says the local-church autonomy defense used by the Southern Baptist Convention in lawsuits involving Baptist churches may be unraveling.

Published in Organizations
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 18:37

Lawyer: Abuse verdict possible game-changer

Miami attorney Ronald Weil says the Southern Baptist Convention’s local-church autonomy defense in sex abuse lawsuits against churches is more legal strategy than fact.

Published in Social Issues
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 15:56

SBC leader says abortion affects local church

Russell Moore says pastors should speak about the sanctity of human life not as an “external issue,” but one that affects people sitting in their pews.

Published in Social Issues
Friday, 10 January 2014 17:33

SNAP urges Baptists to speak out on abuse

Advocates say it isn’t enough for churches to enact policies to prevent child sexual abuse, but churches where abuse has already occurred must be more vocal in helping police catch predators.

Published in Organizations
Thursday, 26 December 2013 18:07

Injunction granted in SBC health care case

Nearly 200 Christian organizations insured by GuideStone Christian Resources are protected from mandated contraceptive coverage they oppose on moral grounds while their case proceeds.

Published in Politics
Friday, 20 December 2013 18:14

Critics: 'Duck Dynasty' star no role model

'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson should not be held up as a model Christian, progressive and moderate Baptists say. Nor should he be considered as a persecuted Christian.

Published in People
Friday, 20 December 2013 16:36

Is ‘Duck Dynasty’ the next SBC cause?

After initial outrage over comments about homosexuality, debate has turned to “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson’s views on race.

Published in Organizations
Thursday, 19 December 2013 18:03

SBC leaders back ‘Duck Dynasty’ star

Baptist leaders were among conservative Christians protesting the suspension of "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson for speaking out against homosexuality.

Published in Media and Arts

No one outside the tribe is going to celebrate the conservative resurgence, so its heroes might as well celebrate themselves.

Published in Commentaries
Thursday, 12 December 2013 18:24

Papers filed in Glorieta lawsuit

A couple that owns a home on property leased from Glorieta Conference Center has asked a judge to set a trial date in a case the Southern Baptist Convention claims is an internal church matter outside the court’s domain.

Published in Organizations
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