A church’s open membership policy originally intended as a statement for racial integration in the 1970s is now being parsed as welcoming and affirming of gays.

Published in Social Issues

Danny Cortez said when discussing issues of sexuality, it’s important to listen to the voices of those who have left the church or lost their faith because of past experience.

Published in Social Issues

As national media covered protests of a conference at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary declaring homosexuality a sin, nearby Crescent Hill Baptist Church opened its doors for a worship service advocating LGBT inclusion.

Published in Social Issues

LGBT protestors prompted officials at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to hold a press conference distancing themselves and the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors from the largely discredited method of “reparative therapy” used to attempt to “fix” homosexuality.

Published in Organizations

Two schools that sparked controversy by allowing the hiring of faculty members who are in same-sex marriages have withdrawn from the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

Published in Social Issues
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Religious freedom and human rights

Too many draw the line when these freedoms are claimed in the service of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Published in Columns

Discussing his new book at a gathering of religion journalists, the head of the SBC Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission said “so-called evangelicals” who affirm homosexuality must believe the church was wrong for 2,000 years.

Published in Theology

Leaders of the South Carolina Baptist Convention are asking First Baptist Church in Greenville — which has already disassociated with the Southern Baptist Convention and its local association — to sever its final ties with Southern Baptists after the historic church adopted a new policy of non-discrimination against gays.

Published in Congregations

The president of the seminary that began in the historic South Carolina congregation says theological drift is inevitable when a church or denomination isn’t tethered to biblical inerrancy.

Published in Congregations

Instead of choosing sides, a bellwether moderate Baptist church seeks consensus in a culture-war issue.

Published in Congregations
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