For the second time in a year, Southern Baptists in Arkansas are working to oppose a proposed city ordinance adding sexual orientation and gender identity to classes protected against discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation.

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One of several similar measures dividing liberals and conservatives across the country, Houston’s non-discrimination ordinance united Baptists across the theological and political spectrum in agreement that a mayor subpoenaing a preacher’s sermons is out of bounds.

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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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Tuesday, 16 December 2014 06:39

Jumping in, feet first

Change is essential, but it won’t start without difficult conversations.

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Employers have a duty to reasonably accommodate the religion of employees and avoid discrimination against prospective employees, according to a brief filed at the U.S. Supreme Court this week and signed by the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.

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Southern Baptists say they are optimistic voters will repeal a controversial civil rights ordinance in Fayetteville, Ark.

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The order is a compromise between those wanting religious contractors to play by the same rules as everyone else and those who say competing for taxpayer funding should not come at the expense of religious convictions.

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Three CBF and two Methodist pastors say they believe religious freedom is not an excuse for business owners to discriminate against gays.

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Friday, 11 October 2013 11:32

Book says faith overcomes discrimination

Contributions document how an ecumenical movement opposed an Alabama law illegalizing ministry to undocumented immigrants. The book should also remind Baptists that they were once reviled minorities, and that they should conduct themselves accordingly, a prominent theologian says.

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013 11:28

SBC touts safeguard for gay-marriage foes

Supporters say legislation is needed to protect individuals and religious organizations that don’t recognize gay marriage from discrimination. Opponents say same-sex couples who are legally married should be treated the same as everyone else.

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