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Government to post names of schools seeking Title IX waivers

The Education Department says it will create a searchable database listing private Christian colleges and universities that opt out of federal guidelines banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Baptist church votes to OK gay marriage

First Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn., has adopted a resolution granting gays the same privilege to get married afforded to everyone else.

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Baptist schools seek waiver from LBGT discrimination ban

A number of Baptist colleges and universities are getting waivers from the federal Title IX law described by some as a license to discriminate.

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D.C. church postponing vote on gay marriage

First Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., is postponing a February vote on gay marriage in light of the possible call of a new pastor.

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Booted pastor defends ‘nuanced’ view of LGBT inclusion

A pastor censured by two Baptist groups for performing a same-sex wedding says disagreement about homosexuality need not be a test of fellowship within the local church.

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SBC expert claims boy in Barbie ad bends gender

A former Southern Baptist Convention adviser warns an Internet “fauxmercial” featuring a boy playing with a Barbie doll sends a message of “gender confusion” to boys.

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Liberty prof says LGBT film fest gives her platform to ‘speak the truth in love’

A scholar who is part of a think tank serving the Southern Baptist Convention’s public policy agency says a controversial LGBT-themed film festival for evangelicals is a rare opportunity for Christians to disagree but still act like Christians.

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Pew survey shows growing religious acceptance of gays

Even religious groups traditionally opposed to same-sex relationships have become more accepting of homosexuality, according to the 2014 U.S. Religious Landscape Study.

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Houston voters defeat equal rights ordinance

After winning a long legal battle to get a controversial anti-discrimination law on the ballot, Houston voters overwhelmingly refused to recognize LGBT citizens as a protected class.

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Chik-fil-A challenged for sponsoring LGBT-themed film festival

Level Ground is billed as the world’s first film festival connecting lesbian, gay and transgender sexuality with faith and evangelical Christianity.

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