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Southern Baptists Confront Racist Past

Religion News Service | Heidi Hall | Posted 03.27.2015 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Southern Baptists did not mince words about their racist past during a two-day summit here devoted to making churches more dive...

This Church Employee Thought A Blackface Boxing Match Was A Good Idea

Posted 03.11.2014 | Religion

Clay Mills Road Baptist Church Pastor Jeff Fugate claims ignorance was the reason that his assistant dressed up in blackface to participate in a boxin...

Cedarville University's 'Faculty Shakeup' Results In Only One Female Boardmember

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A private religious university in Ohio is undergoing a faculty shakeup, including an exodus of women faculty, after having been taken over by So...

These Military Chaplains Will Be Fired If They Support Marriage Equality

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) The agency that commissions Southern Baptist military chaplains says no Baptist chaplain will be allowed to perform, attend or support ...

Buffet-Style Bible Believers

Neale Donald Walsch | Posted 08.04.2013 | Religion
Neale Donald Walsch

I don't mind when people use the Bible as their Source and Authority on matters of spiritual consequence, but I do have a problem with people who choose only those verses that suit their purpose, then ignore anything and everything that does not.

The Madness That Must End Among Christians

Steve McSwain | Posted 07.17.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

In our increasingly scientific and pluralistic world, fundamentalist theology unravels at almost every seam.

Baptists Say Church That Prevented Black Couple From Marrying Should Reject Racism

AP | JEFF AMY | Posted 09.29.2012 | Black Voices

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Miss. — Townspeople prayed for racial reconciliation Monday, but the black man whose wedding was rejected by a predominantly wh...

Church Growth In The Southern Baptist Convention

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 04.10.2012 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

I am hopeful that based on the efforts of church planting in the major cities of New York even in alternative life-style communities is a sign that the Southern Baptist Convention is reassessing its policies of exclusion.

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...