Faith and Culture

Supreme Court to rule on LGBT rights

April 25 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider in its next term whether non-discrimination protections in federal workplace law cover people who identify as gay or transgender. The high court announced April 22 it would review appeals in three different cases on an issue that touches on the continuing conflict between religious liberty and sexual liberty.

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‘Save Chick-fil-A Day’ promotes religious liberty

April 22 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Religious liberty advocates held “Save Chick-fil-A Day” at the Texas Capitol April 17 after the restaurant was banned from the San Antonio airport for donating to religious non-profits. Religious freedom group Texas Values hosted the event in support of two bills before the Texas Legislature banning religious discrimination, weeks after the San Antonio City Council cited Chick-fil-A’s religious outreach …

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Tell it to all

April 12 2019 by Clara Molina

We sing every year to encourage people, especially Christians, “Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere” that Jesus was born!   Many of us, however, fail to go and tell that Jesus Christ came to die as a living sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins and to save us from eternal flames.

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Suspect charged in Louisiana black church burnings

April 12 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

A 21-year-old white man is charged with arson in fires that destroyed three black Baptist churches in St. Landry Parish. Investigators reportedly haven’t determined whether the fires were racially motivated. Holden Matthews, the son of a St. Landry Parish sheriff’s deputy, was arrested April 10 and charged with three counts of arson.

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‘Unplanned’ inspires pro-life candlelight vigils

April 11 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Thousands of activists will attend pro-life prayer vigils outside Planned Parenthood clinics in 38 states April 13, inspired by the movie “Unplanned,” vigil organizers said. The Nationwide Pro-Life Candlelight Vigil is planned in 141 U.S. cities as of April 10, according to organizers the Pro-Life Action League, Citizens for a Pro-Life Action League and Created Equal.

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Pro-life videos ‘saved lives’ despite SCOTUS setback

April 10 2019 by David Roach, Baptist Press

Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal this month to dismiss Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against pro-life activist David Daleiden, other pro-lifers say videos Daleiden released in 2015 have advanced the crusade against abortion. The 2015 videos, released by Daleiden’s California-based Center for Medical Progress (CMP), claimed to show footage of Planned Parenthood workers trading in body parts …

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NAMB asks ‘Who’s Your One?’ at NRB convention

April 8 2019 by Josie Rabbitt Bingham, NAMB

“Who’s your one?” is the question visitors were asked when they stopped by the North American Mission Board’s (NAMB) Who’s Your One exhibit at the National Religious Broadcasters' (NRB) 75th convention. “God may use you to touch one, but the one you touch may touch thousands,” Johnny Hunt told Christian media …

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Religious liberty setback at court may not be final

April 8 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

Religious liberty’s latest setback at the U.S. Supreme Court in its ongoing face-off with sexual liberty is disappointing but may not prove conclusive, Southern Baptist religious freedom advocates said. The high court opted not to review a Hawaii Court of Appeals decision against a bed and breakfast that declined to rent a room to a same-sex couple.

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Allberry responds to criticism at MBTS, 9Marks event

April 2 2019 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and 9Marks co-hosted a micro-conference April 1 during The Gospel Coalition’s national conference that included a question-and-answer session with Jonathan Leeman and Sam Allberry to address recent concerns surrounding a ministry Allberry co-founded called Living Out.

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‘Unplanned’ box office success ‘defies logic’

April 2 2019 by David Roach, Baptist Press

The pro-life movie “Unplanned” finished its opening weekend No. 4 at the box office and doubled its projected gross earnings – despite a suspension March 30 of the film’s Twitter account, among other obstacles. “Unplanned” also may have played a role in the Georgia state legislature’s adoption of a fetal heartbeat bill March 29, the film’s co-directors said …

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