Post Tagged with: "Southern Baptist Convention"

Southern Seminary president Albert Mohler opened the Southern Baptist Convention's conference on homosexuality. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

Southern Baptists Admit Errors On Homosexuality But Reject Gay-Affirming Churches

October 28, 2014 at 5:39 am

Southern Baptists say they’ve gotten some things wrong on homosexuality, but they still see acceptance of gay marriage as a line that cannot be crossed.

Southern Baptists ministers gathered in Nashville at the end of April to discuss sexuality. The October conference includes pastors as well as lay people. Credit: ERLC via Flickr

Baptists Ask If Gay Marriage May Be An Issue ‘Where We Just Agree To Disagree’

October 27, 2014 at 5:00 am

Southern Baptists are publicly wrestling with homosexuality this week. The Nashville-based denomination invited pastors and lay people to Opryland for a follow-up event to a similar, smaller summit on sexuality held earlier this year.

SBC president Ronnie Floyd held a press conference along with other Baptist leaders after touring government facilities along the border housing unaccompanied minors from Central America. Credit: ERLC via Facebook

Back From The Border, Southern Baptists Call For Compassion Toward Immigrants

July 23, 2014 at 10:38 am

Leaders of the largest protestant denomination in the U.S. are returning from the Texas border. They’re calling on evangelicals to have compassion for the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding from Central America.

Russell Moore, who heads the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, spoke to reports around the country after the Hobby Lobby decision came down. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

Southern Baptist Reaction To Hobby Lobby Decision: ‘Hallelujah’

June 30, 2014 at 3:54 pm

The Nashville-based Southern Baptist Convention is praising God for the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby, which challenged an Obamacare requirement to cover birth control. The denomination has been a vocal supporter of the Green family, which owns the for-profit retailer and are SBC members.

Will Southern Baptists’ Softer Tone On Gays Reach Beyond Nashville Conference?

Will Southern Baptists’ Softer Tone On Gays Reach Beyond Nashville Conference?

April 28, 2014 at 4:55 am

The largest protestant denomination in the U.S. says it has no plans to drop its opposition to gay marriage and homosexuality. But Southern Baptists are softening the way they talk about it.

Baptists Tell Pastors At Sexuality Summit: No More ‘Adam And Steve’ Jokes

Baptists Tell Pastors At Sexuality Summit: No More ‘Adam And Steve’ Jokes

April 21, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Fewer jokes and check your facts – those are two of the tips on handling homosexuality shared with Southern Baptist pastors gathered in Nashville.

With Acceptance Of Gay Scouts, Southern Baptists Predict Mass Exodus

With Acceptance Of Gay Scouts, Southern Baptists Predict Mass Exodus

May 24, 2013 at 5:43 am

Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention – based in Nashville – say they are “deeply saddened” with the decision to accept openly gay youth in the Boy Scouts of America.

LifeWay Pulls Blind Side Movie for ‘Racial Slurs’

LifeWay Pulls Blind Side Movie for ‘Racial Slurs’

July 20, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Nashville-based LifeWay Christian Resources has quietly pulled the Oscar-nominated The Blind Side from the shelves of its stores, saying the PG-13 movie contains racial slurs.

Southern Baptists Vote On Big Changes, Are Urged To Give More

Southern Baptists Vote On Big Changes, Are Urged To Give More

June 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm

The Nashville-based Southern Baptist Convention today elected its first-ever black president, the Rev. Fred Luter. It also voted on whether to change the name of the nation’s largest denomination to end an identification with the South.

Richard Land Radio Program Cancelled After Trayvon Martin Remarks

June 1, 2012 at 2:46 pm

The Southern Baptist Convention has cancelled a radio call-in show hosted by Richard Land. The denomination has also reprimanded Land for racially charged comments he made after the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

SBC Pastors Agreeable to African American Leader

SBC Pastors Agreeable to African American Leader

May 25, 2012 at 2:44 pm

The Southern Baptist Convention may soon have its first African-American president. Ahead of the denomination’s national meeting next month, a poll has been released showing Southern Baptist pastors support the idea.

LifeWay Survey: Pastors Consider Islam Dangerous

December 22, 2009 at 6:23 am

A new survey shows two-thirds of protestant pastors in the United States agree – at least in part – that Islam is a dangerous religion.