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Rev Fred Luter

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

Posted 04.01.2013 | Gay 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 08.21.2012 | Gay 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 ...

Good News! Bad News!

Rev. Mel White | Posted 08.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Mel White

In New Orleans the new president of the Southern Baptist Church reaffirmed the SBC's opposition to gay marriage. In Boston, almost simultaneously, the First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act that deny federal benefits to same-sex couples.

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...