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Boycott the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship!

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 03.05.2016 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

On homophobia, the CBF reflects the Southern Baptist Convention far more than it reflects Jesus.

Beans, Biscuits and Kentucky's Bill Goodman

Don McNay | Posted 11.22.2016 | Books
Don McNay

Bill Goodman showed that he is not only a hall of fame journalist; he is a hall of fame author and every true Kentuckian should own a copy of his book.

Why Don't Christians Wear Their 'Sunday Best' to Church Anymore?

Timothy Merrill | Posted 05.13.2016 | Religion
Timothy Merrill

If you're headed out the door this morning in a suit or a chic outfit, and if you're under the age of 92, I can say with absolute certainly, that it is not Sunday and that you're not going to church.

Plunged into Chaos

Broderick Greer | Posted 10.25.2014 | Religion
Broderick Greer

I will never forget the day I was baptized. Ever the aquaphobe, I remember my eight-year-old self praying, "Jesus, if I don't die while I'm under the water, I'll serve you forever."

The Fight For Border Justice Unites Unlikely Religious Groups

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion

Though immigration is a polarizing issue, the plight of migrant children at the southern border of the United States is so dire that an unlikely assor...

Christian Preacher Says Watching Game Of Thrones Is Like 'Recrucifying Christ'

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion

HBO's Game of Thrones has become famous for its steamy sex scenes as well as its thrilling plot, factors which probably helped make it the network's m...

Southern Baptists Fight Membership Decline

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 06.04.2014 | Religion

(RNS) For Southern Baptists, it’s happened again: Another annual report shows the denomination is losing members and baptizing fewer people. The ...

This Baptist Church Will Now Welcome The LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion

A Baptist church in California has voted to welcome the gay community despite going against the Southern Baptist Convention's views on homosexuality. ...

'The Affordable Care Act Is Not A Sin'

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 03.21.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) On one Friday earlier this month, more than 11,000 Muslims in mosques across the country heard a sermon about the Affordable Care Act...

Why I Didn't Go Back to My Mother's Baptist Church on Sunday

Blake Driver | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Blake Driver

According to what I know is right from a lifetime of careful examination, tolerance is crucial to the ongoing, deep and harmonious fellowship and communion of humanity; intolerance only pushes us over lines and out doors.

Late Civil Rights Leader Mourned By President Obama

Posted 11.27.2013 | Religion

Rev. T.J. Jemison, a father of the civil rights movement, passed away on Nov. 15 in Baton Rouge, La., at the age of 95. A founding member of the South...

LISTEN: Florida Pastor Equates Gays With Serial Killers, Child Molesters

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Florida pastor equated homosexuality with serial killing, molestation and rape in a recent sermon, Good as You's Jeremy Hooper is reporting. Pas...

Elise Foley

Evangelicals Unite On Immigration Reform Push | Elise Foley | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A number of evangelical leaders announced on Tuesday they will speak to their congregations and to their lawmakers in a push to convince...

North Carolina Baptist Church Votes To Back Same-Sex Marriage

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The congregation of a North Carolina-based Baptist church is taking an assertive stand in favor of marriage equality, prohibiting their pastor from le...

WATCH: Ex-Students Describe Brutal Abuse At Baptist School

CNN | Danielle Cadet | Posted 11.25.2011 | Impact

Former students of Fairhaven Baptist Academy in Indiana are speaking out about their experiences of abuse, including incidents of humiliation, hitting...

Questions Of Identity Dominate CBF's 20th Anniversary Assembly

Alan P. Sherouse | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion
Alan P. Sherouse

CBF was birthed by a bold and prophetic spirit. The movement organized around Baptist principles of freedom, belief in the right of every individual to relate to God apart from institution or creed.

After Controversy, Baptists Affirm Belief In 'Eternal' Hell

Posted 08.15.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) Southern Baptists on Wednesday (June 14) called hell an "eternal, conscious punishment" for...

School Re-Segregation: How Faith Has Re-Ignited the Struggle for Justice

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

The radical faith that inspired the prophetic leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. is now igniting a contemporary civil rights movement in North Carolina, led by the Rev. William J. Barber.

Horror in the Bronx: How They Could Have Done It

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

In part, the events in the Bronx are a symptom of this trickle-down fear. It remains to be seen if this ugly virus spreads further or, perhaps, is instead serving to immunize the host.

CDOT Turns Nazi Adopted Highway Stretch In Brighton Over To Baptists

9 News | Dan Boniface | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - The Colorado Department of Transportation announced on Wednesday that due to an error in processing an Adopt-A-Highway contract, a Nazi group...

Obama Speech Addresses Homophobia, Anti-Semitism Among Black Americans

New York Observer | Jason Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a speech today at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.served as pastor, Barack Obama talked about the existence of i...