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  • United Methodists elect first openly gay bishop

    July 28 2016 by Ciera Horton, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    United Methodists elect first openly gay bishop

    The United Methodist Church’s Western Jurisdiction unanimously elected the denomination’s first openly lesbian bishop on July 15, going against the UMC’s official stance on homosexuality. The Rev. Karen Oliveto’s election follows long-term disputes within the 12.7 million-member UMC about homosexuality, furthering concerns of an impending church division.

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  • ‘I was born this way’ countered by professor

    July 8 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    ‘I was born this way’ countered by professor

    Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Alan Branch has a friend whose brother explained his decision to embrace a homosexual lifestyle by stating, “I have a male body but … a female brain. That’s why I’m attracted to men.” The argument has been articulated in settings as diverse as the lyrics of pop singers, casual conversations and academia.

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  • New book: Homosexuals & everyone else need gospel

    February 22 2016 by Annie Corser & Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    New book: Homosexuals & everyone else need gospel

    The gospel demands change for homosexuals just as it demands change for all people, two Boyce College professors, Denny Burk and Heath Lambert, write in a new book, “Transforming Homosexuality: What the Bible Says About Sexual Orientation and Change.” Burk, professor of biblical studies, and Lambert, visiting professor of biblical counseling ...

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  • LGBT K-12 school proposed for Georgia

    January 11 2016 by Joe Westbury, Christian Index | with 0 comments
    LGBT K-12 school proposed for Georgia

    A new school for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students in grades K-12 is being established in Atlanta as a safe zone for such students being bullied in traditional schools. But a Georgia Baptist leader is asking if a 5-year-old kindergarten student can identify as being LGBT ...

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  • Catholic school ordered to hire gay employees

    January 5 2016 by Daniel James Devine, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Catholic school ordered to hire gay employees

    A Massachusetts state court ruled in mid-December that a Catholic school may not deny employment to a homosexual, a decision activists hail as the first of its kind in the country. At Fontbonne Academy, Matthew Barrett had been given a job offer that was rescinded when they found out about his husband.

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  • Former lesbian and LGBT activist offers unique perspective

    October 13 2015 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Former lesbian and LGBT activist offers unique perspective

    While many speakers during the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors conference were evangelical counselors or longtime pastors, Rosaria Butterfield offered a unique and personal perspective on homosexuality. The conference, titled “Homosexuality: Compassion, Care, and Counseling for Struggling People” and held at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary ...

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  • Black church conf. addresses ‘biblical sexuality’

    September 25 2015 by Myriah Snyder, Western Recorder staff | with 0 comments
    Black church conf. addresses ‘biblical sexuality’

    At the Biblical Sexuality in the Black Church symposium, more than 400 people gathered for the Sept. 19 sessions. Among the speakers were symposium organizer Joel Bowman, pastor of Temple of Faith Baptist Church in Louisville, and Curtis Woods, the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s associate executive director for convention relations.

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  • Transgender issues slated as focus of SBTS conference

    September 15 2015 by James A. Smith Sr., SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Transgender issues slated as focus of SBTS conference

    A “first-ever” conference by evangelicals on the subject of transgenderism will be held Oct. 5 at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. “Transgender Confusion and Transformational Christianity” is a preconference to the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors annual conference Oct. 5-7, which will focus on the subject of homosexuality.

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  • Study: Gay teens have higher pregnancy rates

    August 18 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Study: Gay teens have higher pregnancy rates

    The 2015 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report, which surveyed nearly 78,000 9th and 11th graders, found that lesbian teens are four times more likely to become pregnant than their heterosexual peers. This has been called a predictable reflection of the homosexual community’s apparent emphasis on sexual activity.

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  • Baptists not shocked by latest Scout vote

    July 15 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptists not shocked by latest Scout vote

    The Boy Scouts Executive Committee’s approval of gay and bisexual adult leaders disappointed but did not shock Southern Baptist spokesmen – and prompted president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Russell Moore, to predict an even greater exodus by Baptist churches from the organization.

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  • Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide

    June 29 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide

    The U.S. Supreme Court transformed the legal definition of marriage June 26, legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. In a 5-4 decision, the high court ruled that states must recognize marriages between people of the same sex, providing a new definition throughout the country to an institution created by God ...

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  • SBC panel: Value love, gospel with LGBT community

    June 19 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC panel: Value love, gospel with LGBT community

    During the Wednesday afternoon session (June 17) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting, five panelists answered questions from SBC President Ronnie Floyd about how churches and pastors can minister in an American culture that increasingly approves of homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

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  • White House decries therapy for homosexuals

    April 15 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    White House decries therapy for homosexuals

    The White House’s claim that conversion therapy for homosexuals should be illegal has sparked replies from Christian ministers and counselors who say the position is based on biased research and threatens religious liberty. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission president, Russell Moore says “This really isn’t about reparative therapy, but about religious liberty ...

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  • Bapt. college ‘ground zero’ in gay marriage debate

    March 20 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Bapt. college ‘ground zero’ in gay marriage debate

    Amid objections to American Baptist College’s invitation of same-sex marriage advocates to speak on campus, concerns were raised that the institution may be violating its own legal charter. The coalition of concerned pastors, which includes some 150 members, objects to the invitations of Yvette Flunder, Delman Coates and Allan Boesak.

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  • Lesbian speaker at Bapt. college prompts protest

    March 17 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Lesbian speaker at Bapt. college prompts protest

    The historically black college, American Baptist College in Nashville, has drawn criticism for inviting three gay marriage proponents to address students. The president, Forrest Harris, specifically defended his decision to invite a lesbian bishop to speak by denouncing those who use “idolatry of the Bible” to discriminate against homosexuals.

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