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'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 02.22.2014 | Gay 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 01.08.2013 | Gay 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...

Church Apologizes For Banning Black Marriage

AP | JEFF AMY | Posted 08.06.2012 | Weddings

JACKSON, Miss. -- A predominantly white Mississippi church has apologized for its refusal to allow a black couple to marry in its sanctuary, though th...

Elise Foley

Evangelicals Unite On Immigration Reform Push

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 11.21.2011 | Gay 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...