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  • Housing allowance defended in appeals court

    October 26 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone, and Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Housing allowance defended in appeals court

    Lawyers for both the U.S. Justice Department and a religious freedom organization defended the constitutionality of the ministerial housing allowance Oct. 24 before a federal appeals court. A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago heard oral arguments regarding a 2017 opinion that invalidated the allowance as an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment …

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  • Moss accepts Missouri Baptist disaster relief position

    May 22 2018 by Biblical Recorder staff | with 0 comments
    Moss accepts Missouri Baptist disaster relief position

    North Carolina’s Baptists on Mission, also known as North Carolina Baptist Men, announced today (May 22) that Gaylon Moss, disaster relief director, has accepted a similar position with the Missouri Baptist Convention. Moss will make the transition July 1, after serving in his current role for nearly 20 years.

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  • Roy Moore to stand trial for gay marriage order

    August 10 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Roy Moore to stand trial for gay marriage order

    With Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore set to stand trial next month on charges he defied federal court rulings on same-sex marriage, a legal adviser to Alabama Baptists’ public policy auxiliary has called the allegations against him unmerited. The Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission alleges that Moore “failed to respect and comply with the law.”

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  • Scouts’ vote may diminish numbers, Bapt. leaders say

    July 29 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Scouts’ vote may diminish numbers, Bapt. leaders say

    The Boy Scouts of America’s executive board has voted to lift the Scouts’ national ban on gay adult leaders and employees – a move Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd said may hasten the exodus of Southern Baptists from Scouting. The BSA executive board approved the policy change by a 79-percent majority.

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  • Gay marriage: mainline denominations affirm SCOTUS

    July 21 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gay marriage: mainline denominations affirm SCOTUS

    At least three mainline Protestant denominations have celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s nationwide legalization of gay marriage, and others say they are divided on the issue. “By and large, [mainline denominations] have been more liberal than the culture in compromising their sexual standards before the country itself compromised …”

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  • Christian colleges divided on response to SCOTUS

    July 13 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Christian colleges divided on response to SCOTUS

    Though some Christian colleges and universities are extending benefits to employees’ same-sex spouses in the wake of the Supreme Court’s nationwide legalization of gay marriage, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities says it sees no legal reason for institutions of higher education to do so.

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  • Presidential hopefuls react to gay marriage ruling

    July 8 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Presidential hopefuls react to gay marriage ruling

    Reaction among 2016 presidential candidates to the Supreme Court’s nationwide legalization of gay marriage is divided largely along party lines, with all five Democrats in the race lauding the decision and at least 13 of 14 Republicans opposing it. As marriage and religious liberty moved to center stage of the campaign ...

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  • Gay weddings: who must perform them?

    June 29 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 2 comments
    Gay weddings: who must perform them?

    Legal opinions vary widely on what the U.S. Supreme Court’s mandate of nationwide same-sex marriage will mean for pastors and government officials authorized to perform weddings. Some experts say government officials could lose their jobs for refusing to marry gay couples. Others believe both ministers and government officials will have freedom ...

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  • Regnerus family study weathering renewed attack

    June 5 2015 by WORLD News Service/Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Regnerus family study weathering renewed attack

    A study by sociology researcher Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas at Austin, which found children of gay parents don’t fare as well in adulthood as children raised by both biological parents, moved back into the news in May. The Regnerus study first created a firestorm in 2012 but ...

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  • Marchers unite for traditional marriage

    July 9 2014 by Baptist Press/World News Service | with 0 comments
    Marchers unite for traditional marriage

    Elaine Soto and her family left at 3 a.m. one morning to come to the March for Marriage in Washington. She brought her four children to “open their eyes to the fact ... they don't have to be embarrassed or ashamed even if what they believe is not politically correct.”

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  • World Vision reverses gay hiring decision

    March 27 2014 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    World Vision U.S. is reverting to its longstanding conduct policy of requiring faithfulness within the biblical covenant of marriage between a man and a woman, expressing regret with an earlier decision to hire legally married gay Christians.

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  • BSA closer to gay leadership, Easley says

    March 10 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    BSA closer to gay leadership, Easley says

    Atlanta area pastor Ernest Easley said that The Walt Disney Company is playing into the hands of Boy Scouts of America by cutting donations to BSA, giving the Scouts greater public leverage to accept gay leaders. Disney in February joined a growing list of companies who have cut financial support to BSA.

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  • Iorg: Immorality, when celebrated, is ominous

    September 20 2013 by Phyllis Evans, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Iorg: Immorality, when celebrated, is ominous

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings on gay marriage in June summon a response to “the most significant change in American society since abortion on demand was legalized in 1973,” Jeff Iorg, president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, said during the seminary’s fall convocation.

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  • Former homosexuals demand recognition

    August 15 2013 by Baptist Press, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments

    A small band of former homosexuals representing about 10 organizations stood on the steps of the Supreme Court in late July to demand recognition and equal rights under the Constitution. They protested the claim by homosexual activists that people with same-sex attractions cannot change.

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  • Russian gay ‘propaganda’ ban stirs controversy

    August 15 2013 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Russian gay ‘propaganda’ ban stirs controversy

    Vodka, boycotts and presidential statements are swirling around a new Russian law banning gay “propaganda” passed ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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