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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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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Jacksonville latest city to grapple with human rights ordinance

Jacksonville, Fla., is the latest U.S. city where clergy are arguing both for and against proposals to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Blogger concerned about controversial pastor’s SBC ties

A pastor/blogger says Southern Baptists should be distancing themselves from, rather than embracing, a church leader at the center of a sex abuse scandal.

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Pastor defends letter denouncing Syrian refugees

The pastor of a small Southern Baptist church has gained national attention with a letter to the editor questioning the Southern Baptist Convention’s welcoming Syrian refugees to the United States.

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Book documents molestation in conservative Baptist churches

The Big Book of Bad Baptist Preachers challenges the notion that sexual abuse by clergy is just “a Catholic problem.”

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Tale of evangelical sex scandal hits Washington newsstands

In the works for 10 months, a story in the February 2016 Washingtonian brings to the public details of an alleged conspiracy to cover up sexual abuse by a prominent evangelical megachurch.

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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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Filmmaker of anti-Planned Parenthood videos opens first-ever Evangelicals for Life conference

Russell Moore, a co-sponsor of the first-time event specifically for evangelicals coinciding with the January March for Life in Washington, said it’s time for the “reborn to stand up for the unborn.”

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Millennials and other Americans are abandoning churches because churches have become irrelevant, not because they are leaving the faith, Baylor professor Rodney Stark says. (Creative Commons photo)
Millennials and other Americans are abandoning churches because churches have become irrelevant, not because they are leaving the faith, Baylor professor Rodney Stark says. (Creative Commons photo)

Scholar disputes pollsters’ dire predictions for faith in U.S.

Baylor University professor Rodney Stark says claims that Americans are abandoning religion result from misinterpreting survey data. 

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