Saying public schools have no right to teach something “that is an affront to God,” evangelist Franklin Graham urged parents in states that require LGQTQ-inclusive teaching to either homeschool their children or enroll them in private schools during a radio interview Aug. 15.
A Southern Baptist pastor and former seminary professor asked a Christian publisher to remove a foreword written by Joshua Harris from future printings of a book published in 2013, after the well-known advocate of the evangelical purity culture announced he has fallen away from the Christian faith.
A denominational worker who functioned as the Southern Baptist Convention’s point man in the ouster of churches for affirming homosexuality and the denomination’s response to sexual abuse is retiring at the end of September. August “Augie” Boto, 68, announced July…
Tony Perkins, a Religious Right leader long criticized as anti-Muslim and anti-gay, has been named chairman of U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
The Southern Baptist Convention is now on record discouraging use of the term “gay Christian” to describe believers who experience same-sex attraction but choose celibacy because they believe the Bible permits sex only between a man and woman in the context of marriage.
A church that recently announced it will allow same-sex weddings has withdrawn voluntarily from the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
The head of the Baptist Center for Ethics – an autonomous ministry partner of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship – declared May 23 that he is welcoming and affirming of gays.
A Baptist theologian who supports full acceptance of LGBTQ Christians in the church defended openly gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg from attacks by evangelical leader Franklin Graham in a television interview April 25.
Protests over a speech at Baylor University by a conservative blogger on record as opposing the “LGBT agenda” prompted more than 2,200 current and former students and other supporters to call on the historically Baptist school to formally recognize a gay-straight student alliance denied a charter since its founding in 2011.