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A church that recently announced it will allow same-sex weddings has withdrawn voluntarily from the Baptist General Convention of Texas.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.
Faith leaders say a group of bills in the Republican-controlled state legislature “promote discrimination rather than justice and demean the worth of LGBTQ people in our state.”
Republicans seeking nomination for the last open seat in the 116th United States Congress face a wide-open field after a former Southern Baptist pastor initially declared winner of the race said he will not campaign in an upcoming special election…
About 250 pastors are in Dutch after their names appeared on a translated document by fundamentalist Christians in the United States being received in the Netherlands as bigotry against the LGBTQ community.
The Kentucky Baptist Convention no longer welcomes churches that dually align with the moderate Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Just over 400 messengers at the state affiliate of the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Pikeville, Kentucky, voted Tuesday to approve a…