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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 ...

Gay Marriage Support To Blame For Recent Threats From North Korea?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A conservative radio host and the president of the Southern Baptist Convention suggested recently that support of same-sex marriage and gay rights cou...

The Southern Baptist Convention Elects Its First African-American President... Will He Push An Anti-Gay Agenda?

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

Rev. Luter may be unaware of how the Southern Baptist Convention, as a huge denomination within the anti-gay Christian right, may have actively recruited him during this election period to reach African-American voters and exploit black homophobia to unseat Obama.

Southern Baptists To Elect First Black President

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 08.13.2012 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Four months ago, two African-American pastors stood in a hallway of the Southern Baptist Convention's Nashville headquarters ...

Southern Baptist Leader Says Church Shouldn't Be Defined By Race

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Kim Lawton | Posted 06.01.2012 | Religion

NEW ORLEANS (RNS) The Southern Baptist Convention began in 1845 in support of slaveholders and is now poised to elect its first African-American presi...

Pastor Poised To Be First Black To Lead Southern Baptists

Posted 02.04.2012 | Religion

By Bruce Nolan Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS (RNS) After months of urging from other Baptists around the country, the Rev. Fred Luter told his...

All Southern Baptist Eyes On Black New Orleans Pastor

Posted 08.20.2011 | Religion

By Bruce Nolan Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Even before the Southern Baptist Convention elected the Rev. Fred Luter to national office, th...

Southern Baptists Make History

AP | By TERRY TANG and TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 08.15.2011 | Religion

PHOENIX -- Members of the Southern Baptist Convention elected an African-American pastor to its No. 2 position for the first time on Tuesday, signifyi...

Southern Baptists Poised For Historic Election

AP | By TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 08.13.2011 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The man expected to be in the running to become the first African-American in the No. 2 position of the nation's largest Protestan...