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.

Published in Social Issues
Thursday, 14 January 2016 12:06

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.

Published in Congregations

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

Published in Social Issues
Thursday, 03 December 2015 12:30

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.

Published in Congregations

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.

Published in Congregations

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.

Published in Media and Arts

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.

Published in People

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

Published in Social Issues
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 13:33

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.

Published in Politics

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

Published in Social Issues
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