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Religious Right Disputes That Marriage Equality Approval Increasing W/ Evangelicals Because Regnerus

The religious right is disputing the report by Politico that young evangelicals are beginning to embrace marriage equality.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Parenting, Family, Religion

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Florida Baptist Witness

Stakes have never been higher for Florida Baptists' support of Haiti

She was perfectly still, laying on a yellow blanket. Some of the fourth graders looked on; others continued with their studies.

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Related Topix: Haiti, World News, Central America, Religion, Family, Kids, Roman Catholic Church

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Florida Baptist Witness

Jacksonville's H.B. Charles Jr. shares stage at Pastors' Conference

H.B. Charles Jr., pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, shared the stage with such renowned preachers as David Platt, Ronnie Floyd and Rick Warren during the Southern Baptist Convention's two-day Pastors' Conference June 8-9.

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Related Topix: Religion

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Free Republic

Obama Praises LGBT Activists at Event Attended by SBC Pastor Who Rejects Bible on Homosexuality

President Barack Obama highlighted Monday his administration's efforts to bolster the gay community at a reception celebrating LGBT Pride Month, which was attended by a Southern Baptist pastor who recently broke with his denomination on the homosexuality issue, and his gay son.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Religion, La Mirada, CA, Michelle Obama

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Free Republic

Obama Praises LGBT Activists at Event Attended by SBC Pastor Who Rejects Bible on Homosexuality

President Barack Obama highlighted Monday his administration's efforts to bolster the gay community at a reception celebrating LGBT Pride Month, which was attended by a Southern Baptist pastor who recently broke with his denomination on the homosexuality issue, and his gay son.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Religion, La Mirada, CA, Michelle Obama

DFW Catholic

Religious leaders support law used in Hobby Lobby ruling

Washington D.C., Jul 2, 2014 / 04:14 am .- Religious leaders from several Christian churches and Jewish organizations have reaffirmed their "staunch support" for the federal religious freedom protections cited in the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby decision.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Orrin Hatch, US Senate

Florida Baptist Witness

Transgender-identity resolution adopted by SBC messengers

Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention adopted a resolution on transgender identity for the first time while returning to such issues as civil rights, gambling and world hunger for further statements.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Christian Music, Messengers, Religion

Tue Jul 01, 2014

National Review Online

What Oklahomaa s Senate Primary Tells Us About Why Eric Cantor Lost

Representative James Lankford's 23-point victory margin in last week's Oklahoma Senate primary caught most pundits off guard.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative James Lankford, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Immigration Reform, Tom Coburn, US Senate, Oklahoma, Religion

Florida Baptist Witness

SBC annual meeting sees increase in messengers attendance

The Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting drew 5,294 messengers to Baltimore from the nation's 45,000 Southern Baptist churches.

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Related Topix: Religion

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Florida Baptist Witness

Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby in contraception case

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a key mandate of the Affordable Care Act, ruling for the first time "closely held" companies may exercise their religious opinions and conscientiously object to providing abortion-inducing contraceptives to employees through their health insurance plans.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Samuel Alito, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Religion

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Florida Baptist Witness

Churches sharpen focus on mental-health issues, but stigma remains

Some of the people who are helping equip Southern Baptist churches to respond to mental-health issues talked about their challenges during a breakout group as part of the SBC annual meeting.

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Related Topix: Religion, North Carolina

Examiner.com

Upcoming Hobby Lobby decision: Key points to understand

Monday morning the Supreme Court of the United States will hand down its decision in the Hobby Lobby case .

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Related Topix: Religion

Sat Jun 28, 2014

Free Republic

Apostate Pastor’s Pro-Homosexual Sermon Earns Him Special Trip to White House

An apostate former Southern Baptist pastor, who endorsed homosexuality in a recent sermon, has been invited to attend a 'gay pride' reception at the White House with President Obama.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Religion

Florida Baptist Witness

Ronnie Floyd headlines newly elected SBC leaders

In a year when the Southern Baptist Convention focused on "Restoration & Revival Through Prayer," Arkansas pastor Ronnie Floyd, who has sought to encourage Southern Baptists to deepen their spiritual walk through books, Sunday School material and pastor prayer meetings, has been elected as the 2014 SBC president.

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Related Topix: Religion, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Texas

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Florida Baptist Witness

Hope for Tomorrow: Are annual meetings still relevant for the SBC?

"If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him."

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Related Topix: Religion, Florida, us Travel, Travel

Wed Jun 25, 2014

Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Lending a hand in flood recovery

Bryan Cox, far left, and his wife Karen, second from right, discuss plans to stabilize the only means of access to their home.

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Related Topix: Estes Park, CO, Religion, Glen Haven, CO, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

Fri Jun 20, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

Ex-Southern Baptist head writes on Nagin's behalf

A former president of the nation's Southern Baptists is among more than two dozen people who have written a federal judge seeking leniency for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who is to be sentenced on corruption charges July 9. "He is a good and decent man who made some unwise choices and decisions during a very difficult and traumatic time in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Religion, New Orleans, LA

Thu Jun 19, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Southern Baptists focus on conference

The new president of the Southern Baptist Convention called on pastors, other church leaders and laypeople this week to join him in Columbus next year for what he says could be one of the most-significant prayer gatherings in the denomination's history.

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Related Topix: Religion, Columbus, OH

Point of View

Muslim enrolled at Baptist seminary.

A Palestinian Muslim made national headlines this week when it was discovered that he is a doctoral student in archaeology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Religion

Wed Jun 18, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

SBC pastor delves into homoerotic literature to understand...

A California Southern Baptist pastor with a gay teenager recently told his church he had changed his stance on homosexuality.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Religion, Life, Holidays, Halloween

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