Evangelicals such as Mohler claim to be pro-life and shape their politics to support candidates who likewise claim to be pro-life and who will help stack the federal judiciary with pro-life judges. Their position is hypocritical, because they are not pro-life. They are pro-birth.
We can hang onto Jesus with the right hand, grasp our brothers and sisters with the left, and take one bold step into the gathering gloom of Holy Week. That’s what Lent has always been about. That’s what it’s about now, amid a global pestilence that stalks in the darkness.
President Donald Trump will be the first sitting president in history to attend the March for Life, an anti-abortion demonstration held every year since the Supreme Court established a woman’s right to choose whether to terminate her pregnancy in 1973.
When faith leaders lament the difficulty of keeping Republicans and Democrats together in the same church, they miss the bigger issue.
Some female theologians argue women should abandon the Bible because its language and depictions of women are oppressive. While Baptist minister Katey Zeh certainly sees that oppression in those pages, she isn’t ready to give up on scripture.
After Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin denounced his Democratic challenger’s stance on abortion as an insult to Kentucky Baptists, ministers at two Louisville Baptist churches joined other faith leaders in a press conference defending both their faith and a woman’s right to choose.
The Tennessee Baptist Convention launched an online petition July 23 to rally the state’s 3,000 Southern Baptist churches in support of legislation to ban abortion at all stages of pregnancy.
A dozen interfaith clergy held a July 9 blessing ceremony at a women’s reproductive-health clinic in Texas to demonstrate there is more than one way for Christians to view the abortion debate.
Describing pre-born life as “a sacred gift from God,” Alabama’s Southern Baptist governor on Wednesday signed into law the nation’s most restrictive abortion ban.