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Richard Land

Requiring A Baker To Prep Cake For A Gay Wedding Is Like Forcing Blacks To Serve The KKK, Pastor Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.05.2014 | Gay Voices

The Southern Evangelical Seminary's Richard Land has come to the defense of a Colorado baker who made headlines by refusing to make a wedding cake for...

The Gay Community's 'Dirty Little Secret,' According To This Conservative Pundit

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Richard Land, formerly of the Southern Baptist Convention, offered up some eyebrow-raising remarks about the gay community while filling in for Washin...

Southern Baptists Gain A New Advocate

Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) In a generational changing of the guard, Southern Baptists are gaining a new advocate fo...

Gay Rights Plan Seen As Threat To Immigration Bill

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.08.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- Religious leaders said Wednesday that adding a gay rights proposal to immigration legislation could risk their support for the bill, set...

Controversial Southern Baptist Leader Gets A New Job

Posted 04.14.2013 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) Richard Land, the evangelical culture warrior who was set to leave his job with the Southern Baptists...

When Did the Southern Baptists Become Libertarian?

James Peron | Posted 05.10.2013 | Gay Voices
James Peron

In a rather typical fit of hyperbole, Rev. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention took some new swipes at the LGBT community. When it comes to Land's morality, there is no "live and let live philosophy" in operation.

Evangelical Leader Says Anti-LGBT Advocates Being 'Ostracized' Like KKK

Posted 02.28.2013 | Religion

A man Time magazine once called one of America's most influential evangelicals has claimed that people who disagree with homosexuality are in danger ...

Rev. Richard Land: Greatest Commandment Justifies Deadly Force

Christian Piatt | Posted 02.25.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Land employs both the Golden Rule and Jesus' Greatest Commandment to justify shooting someone to death if necessary, so long as there is a perceived threat against someone you consider your neighbor. But then, why is there nowhere in the Bible that Jesus endorses violence?

After Ethics Probe, Southern Baptist Leader To Retire

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 08.01.2012 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Richard Land, the man who became the public face of the Southern Baptist Convention on ethical and ...

Elise Foley

Conservatives Call On Mitt Romney To Flip-Flop

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

ATLANTA -- After a primary full of hardline statements on immigration, from vowing to veto the Dream Act to promising to encourage "self-deportation,"...

If Richard Land Is a Plagiarist, He's One of the Dumbest Plagiarists on the Planet

Mark Joseph | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics
Mark Joseph

If Richard Land is driven from the public square it will be a sad day for the Christian community which sorely lacks smart spokespeople who can tell the rest of the country what's on its mind.

Southern Baptist Leader Reprimanded, Show Canceled

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 06.01.2012 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Southern Baptist Convention's ethics chief has been reprimanded and his radio show canceled after he made inflammatory commen...

Southern Baptist Ethicist Apologizes For Trayvon Martin Comments

Posted 04.18.2012 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) The Southern Baptist Convention's top public policy official has apologized for controversial comme...

Richard Land And Southern Baptists' Race Problem

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 06.18.2012 | Religion
Jonathan Merritt

Below the surface, the largest Protestant denomination in North America still has serious race problems, proving once again that old paradigms die hard.

A High-Ranking Southern Baptist Official Accused Of Plagiarizing Controversial Trayvon Martin Comments

Posted 04.17.2012 | Religion

By Greg Horton Religion News Service (RNS) Richard Land, the Southern Baptist Convention's top public policy ethicist, apologized Monday (April 16...

Baptist Leader: Obama, Black Pastors Fanning 'Racialist Fires' By Addressing Trayvon Case

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 04.15.2012 | Black Voices

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The head of the Southern Baptist Convention's public policy arm condemns the response of many black leaders to the Trayvon Martin ...

Protestants Marrying Santorum Should Use Contraception

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Leaving aside Ron Paul, there are four candidates remaining in the presidential race. The three top Republicans are comprised of two are Roman Catholics and a Mormon. Pity the poor right-wing Protestants.

Jon Ward

Evangelicals Discuss 'Encouraging' Gingrich And Perry To Get Behind Santorum

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A prominent evangelical Christian said Friday that if Rick Santorum continues to surge in the polls and does well in New Hampshire and S...

Southern Baptist Leader Wants 'Clean' DREAM Act

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 08.30.2011 | College

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Southern Baptist Convention leader says the group's policy arm supports a version of the DREAM Act – the proposed law...

Richard Land Dishonors The Baptist Tradition By Not Standing Up For Religious Minorities

Robert Marus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Robert Marus

If you live near a cemetery, that whirring sound you've been hearing all week probably owes to my Baptist forebears spinning in their graves.

Southern Baptist Leader Resigns Interfaith Coalition Supporting Mosques

Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) A top leader of the Southern Baptist Convention has resigned from a new interfaith coalition, saying s...

Immigration Reform: A Victim of Misinformation?

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sue Wilson

Now that the President has made his speech on immigration, pressure is ratcheting up on both sides of the aisle.

Religious Right Leader Clarifies: I'm Not Endorsing Romney

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dr. Richard Land, President of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, said Monday that he supports Republican Mitt...

Dems Reaching Out To Evangelical Voters

Newsweek | Eve Conant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Richard land had never met one-on-one with a chairman of the Democratic National Committee. The Tennessee evangelist, an influential force in the Sout...