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.

Published in Congregations

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

Published in Social Issues

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.

Published in Social Issues

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

Published in Organizations

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

Published in Social Issues

Southern Baptists say they are optimistic voters will repeal a controversial civil rights ordinance in Fayetteville, Ark.

Published in Social Issues

The Kentucky Baptist Convention’s ouster of a gay-friendly congregation drew fire from a state agency.

Published in Congregations
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 14:24

FBC Decatur, Ga., elects openly gay deacon

First Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga., is the latest high-profile Baptist church to fully include LGBT members.

Published in Congregations

An advocate of “biblical counseling” says what is missing in therapeutic approaches to fix unwanted same-sex attraction is “a Christian doctrine of sin.”

Published in Theology
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