The year 2017 may not have been the biggest ever for religion news in the U.S. or the world, but it has to be close.
Southern Baptists in Arkansas recently endorsed a controversial statement released by a coalition of evangelical leaders in August that says the Bible does not leave room for people to identify as both Christian and gay.
The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission is siding with a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple in a case headed toward the United States Supreme Court.
More than 300 Christian leaders signed a statement released Aug. 30 declaring that God accepts LGBT persons as they are and not just if they vow celibacy or are willing and able to change their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Top leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention joined other evangelical leaders in a statement Aug. 29 declaring homosexuality and transgender identity to be sinful and not something about which faithful Christians can agree to disagree. The Nashville Statement was discussed…