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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...

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 Look To Minorities To Jump-Start Growth

Posted 08.15.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Southern Baptists meeting in Phoenix adopted a plan Tuesday (June 14) to try to boost minorities in th...

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...

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.

And Yada, Yada, Yada ... Glenn Beck's a Christian

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Shore

We have always had among us media-savvy megalomaniacs craving power and artfully appealing to the worst in people. We always will. When one of them starts getting real elected power, then we've got a problem.

Southern Baptists Want More Baptisms!

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Southern Baptist leaders, grappling with several years of declining baptisms, unveiled a proposal Mond...

Is A Jewish Wedding Ahead For Chelsea Clinton?

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

NEW YORK — Her mother is a churchgoing Methodist. Her father is a Southern Baptist. Yet could Chelsea Clinton be planning one of the biggest Jew...

Hey, Mormons! Your Yes on 8 Pals Don't Like You!

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Derrick

During the Yes on 8 campaign, Mormons got used like an ugly chick by a sleazy rock band--it was fine for her to pay for rent, food and gas, and pr...

The Religious Right's Uppity Woman Strategy

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

Republican theocrats will vote for McCain, even though they can't stand him. They will be roused because they have a twofer in Michelle Obama, the perfect object of their racism and sexism.

The Great Evangelical Decline

Christine Wicker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Wicker

Evangelical leaders defend their stance by claiming that God doesn't change and that neither does sin. But sin does change. And God - or our understanding of what God is, which is all we actually have - changes, too.

Romney Still Struggling To Win Over Evangelicals, Baptists

Reuters | Ed Stoddard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When a pair of Mormon missionaries knocked at the door of Jerry Pierce's home in a north Dallas suburb last month, he marshaled his arguments and stoo...