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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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Historically Baptist college elects gay president

Though not Indiana’s first openly gay college president, Thomas Minar is the first for Franklin College, a small-town college 20 minutes from Indianapolis historically rooted in the American Baptist Churches USA.

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American Baptist College defends invitation to lesbian bishop

The president of a school with a history of social activism that produced some of the leading figures in the civil rights movement is not backing down to critics of a lesbian preacher being invited to lecture on campus.

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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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