Homosexuality

Baptist theologian says Bible doesn’t condone homosexuality

A Baptist theologian and interpreter of culture says churches should not reinterpret their views on what the Bible says about homosexuality based on whims of culture.

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Fired Atlanta fire chief sues city

Atlanta’s former fire chief is suing to get his job back, claiming he was fired for speaking about his religious views.

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Alabama Baptist church faces ouster for pastor’s gay-friendly views

A Baptist church mentioned in news coverage of the first day legal marriages were performed in Alabama faces expulsion from its local association of Southern Baptist churches.

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Arkansas lawmakers ban local anti-discrimination measures

A Southern Baptist legislator says deciding who gets protected as part of a special class should be consistent statewide and not vary from community to community.

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SBC megachurch challenges discrimination law in Dallas suburb

Opponents of an ordinance banning discrimination against gays and transgendered people are closing on a deadline for collecting enough petition signatures to force either repeal or a voter referendum.

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Editor says Atlanta mayor should repent or resign

Fired Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran told a Baptist news service that he will likely sue to get his job back.

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Mohler says fire chief’s firing a win for ‘erotic liberty’

A Southern Baptist Convention leader says the controversial firing of Atlanta’s fire chief proves that “erotic liberty” trumps religious liberty when it comes to disputes over homosexuality and gay marriage.

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Baptist fire chief fired over anti-gay book controversy

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran’s handling of controversy over a book critical of homosexuality only confirmed doubts about his ability to manage a diverse work force in one of the nation’s most LGBT-friendly communities.

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Georgia Baptists support fire chief suspended over homosexuality

Leaders of the 1.4-million-member Georgia Baptist Convention say suspended Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran is being punished for his faith.

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Fayetteville, Ark., repeals anti-discrimination measure some Baptists opposed

Church leaders, including Southern Baptists, led a campaign to overturn a controversial measure that they claimed would infringe on their religious freedom.

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