Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear says that local church autonomy does not excuse Southern Baptists from holding one another accountable in a mild rebuke of churches giving platform to Paige Patterson, a disgraced former leader accused of enabling sexual abusers.
Former Christian Post editor says Trump posing as ‘pastor in chief’
A former editor of a Christian magazine who resigned last year over an editorial supporting President Donald Trump warned in a new commentary Jan. 23 of a new religious revival led by the Executive Branch.
As impeachment rolls on, Trump to preach to the choir at March for Life
President Donald Trump will be the first sitting president in history to attend the March for Life, an anti-abortion demonstration held every year since the Supreme Court established a woman’s right to choose whether to terminate her pregnancy in 1973.
Supreme Court hears arguments in potential landmark case over public funding of private schools
The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments Jan. 22 in a case described as a major test of the balance between religious freedom and the separation of church and state.
Abuse survivors protest Paige Patterson’s invitation to speak at Florida Baptist church
Sponsors and speakers are distancing themselves from an event in February at a Florida Baptist church featuring Paige Patterson, a former Southern Baptist Convention leader fired from his job as a seminary president for mishandling reports of sexual assault.
Baptist school defends expelling a student over a rainbow cake
A private Christian school sponsored by one of Kentucky’s largest Southern Baptist churches is defending the expelling of a student pictured on Facebook celebrating her 15th birthday while wearing a rainbow-colored top behind a similarly colorful cake. Whitefield Academy, a…
Religious-liberty watchdog groups concerned by Trump’s promise to expand school prayer
Faith-based groups opposed to excessive entanglement between church and state voiced concern over President Donald Trump’s recent pledge to expand prayer in public schools.
Franklin College fires president after his arrest on sex charges
The president of a historically American Baptist college in Indiana has been fired after his arrest on suspicion of sex crimes in another state.
Lawsuits in Arkansas, Virginia, test SBC’s local-church-autonomy defense for sexual abuse
Lawsuits in two states challenge the Southern Baptist Convention’s long-claimed defense that the denomination cannot be held liable for sexual abuse in churches because congregations hire their own pastors.