Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

Battle over LGBT discrimination hits Charlotte

Southern Baptists in North Carolina are upset by a proposed non-discrimination measure they say endangers women and children and could force business owners to support same-sex marriage against their religion.

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Chelsea Clinton says Sunday school lesson made her a former Baptist

The daughter of current presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton says people on both ends of the political spectrum are skeptical about her parents’ faith.

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Work underway on sexual misconduct resource

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is collaborating with partner Baptist Women in Ministry to compile a resource listing best practices.

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Baylor under fire for sexual assault response

Critics say the Texas Baptist university has failed to take responsibility for sexual violence on campus.

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Baptist church challenges noise ordinance

Vintage Church of New Orleans says strict noise restrictions are impeding its ability to worship.

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Seminary’s evangelistic aim at men includes gun giveaways

A Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary event open only to men and boys features door prizes including a shotgun autographed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

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Baptists take sides in Texas abortion case

Conservative groups including the Southern Baptist Convention say a law regulating abortion clinics is beneficial for women’s health, while individuals aligned with the moderate Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and progressive Alliance of Baptists say a woman’s religious views — not those of legislators — is what matters in reproductive choice.

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LifeWay announces new headquarters site

Trustees of LifeWay Christian Resources authorized the purchase of land and construction of a new corporate headquarters during their semiannual meeting Feb. 1-2 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Baptist group urges Tyson Foods to address water quality

As part of a commitment to socially responsible investing, American Baptist Home Mission Societies will present a shareholder resolution at the 2016 Tyson Foods annual shareholders meeting tomorrow in Springdale, Ark.

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Georgia Baptist leaders back ‘religious freedom’ bill

The Georgia Baptist Convention is again lobbying for legislation they say is needed to protect Christians from religious discrimination.

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