Homosexuality

A final commentary on the day’s news

David Gushee’s last column as a regular BNG columnist covers four significant news stories of the moment: Charleston, Pope Francis on the environment, Baptists on gays and church decline.

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Pastor friends agree to disagree on homosexuality

Homosexuality is perhaps today’s most polarizing issue, but it doesn’t have to be, according to a panel on pastoral responses to LGBTQ issues at the CBF General Assembly in Dallas.

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SBC ousts another gay-friendly church

The pastor of Weatherly Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville, Ala., says he bears no ill-will toward the Southern Baptist Convention, but “at the end of the day, I must be honest.”

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Mohler says Campolo’s reversal on homosexuality abandons Scripture

A Southern Baptist theologian says Campolo was right when he taught the Bible forbids homosexual acts in the 1990s, and now he is wrong.

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Tony Campolo calls for full acceptance of same-sex couples

After “countless hours of prayer, study, conversation and emotional turmoil,” the founder of Red Letter Christians says he is “finally ready to call for the full acceptance of Christian gay couples into the church.”

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On LGBT: What I have learned since ‘Changing Our Mind’

About a year ago I began a public rethinking of “the LGBT issue” in this space. Three things I have learned since then.

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Project seeks to get churches talking about issues of sex and racism

The Alliance of Baptists has unveiled a project to help churches begin conversations about LGBT inclusion and racial justice funded by a $104,000 grant by the Arcus Foundation.

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Civility and tolerance when absolutes clash

What we all can learn from Indiana and its aftermath.

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Prof says homosexual orientation is a sin

Boyce College professor Denny Burk says the sin of homosexuality begins not with the act but the desire that prompts it.

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Alabama Baptist church dis-fellowshipped over pastor’s gay friendly views

An Alabama Baptist church whose pastor supports same-sex marriage has formally been voted out of membership of its local association.

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