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  • Christian dating site open to same-sex relationships

    July 13 2016 by Ciera Horton, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Christian dating site open to same-sex relationships

    ChristianMingle, a dating website targeting Christian singles, has agreed to open its matchmaking service to clients seeking same-sex relationships. The agreement came as part of a settlement in a lawsuit filed by two gay men who claimed the company’s focus on heterosexual relationships discriminated against them.

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  • Iowa churches counter gender identity law

    July 7 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Iowa churches counter gender identity law

    Two Iowa churches say the Iowa Civil Rights Commission’s interpretation of a state civil rights law could force them to open restrooms to members of the opposite sex and inhibit their ability to teach biblical truth about gender. One of the churches, Fort Des Moines Church of Christ in Des Moines, filed a lawsuit in federal court.

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  • Martin Luther King’s advice to pastors called key to revival

    January 14 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Martin Luther King’s advice to pastors called key to revival

    Sixty years ago, the Montgomery Bus Boycott famously catapulted Martin Luther King Jr. to national leadership of the civil rights movement and led to the end of segregated public transportation in Alabama. It also occasioned King’s call for pastors to be “moral and spiritual guardians within a community” ...

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  • Longtime civil rights leader honored by ERLC

    November 2 2015 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Longtime civil rights leader honored by ERLC

    Civil rights leader John Perkins received the John Leland Religious Liberty Award from Russell Moore Oct. 28 in Jackson, Miss. Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, gave the award during the Wednesday evening prayer service of Mount Helm Baptist Church in Jackson. Mount Helm is Jackson’s oldest historically African American church.

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  • King’s vision embraced by Ala. church

    January 19 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    King’s vision embraced by Ala. church

    An Alabama church whose pastor was criticized 52 years ago by Martin Luther King Jr. for contributing to the “silent – and often vocal – sanction” of racial segregation says today it has come to embrace the civil rights pioneer’s vision for Christian fellowship among people of all races.

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  • Race relations panelists: Learn ‘each other’s story’

    December 22 2014 by Bob Smietana, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Race relations panelists: Learn ‘each other’s story’

    Four decades after Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, a diverse group of pastors gathered at the historic Lorraine Hotel – now the site of the National Civil Rights Museum – to discuss the state of race relations in America. Called “A Time to Speak,” the Dec. 15 discussion was…

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  • Panel at SEBTS reflects on civil rights

    October 1 2014 by Staff/SEBTS communications team, Biblical Press | with 0 comments
    Panel at SEBTS reflects on civil rights

    Fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted a two-day event focused on America’s struggle for social equality and the roles people of faith played during the civil rights movement.

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  • Civil Rights Act tore down walls among Baptists

    July 3 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Civil Rights Act tore down walls among Baptists

    On the Civil Rights Act’s 50th anniversary, Baptist leaders are celebrating the fact that the previously small pockets of racial justice activism have blossomed into a convention-wide emphasis on multiethnic cooperation to fulfill the Great Commission.

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  • 9 resolutions garner SBC messengers’ adoption

    June 12 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    9 resolutions garner SBC messengers’ adoption

    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. All nine resolutions offered June 10 gained approval by unanimous or overwhelming votes.

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  • Organizers hope meetings promote racial unity

    January 28 2009 by Bob Allen, Associated Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Former President Jimmy Carter, who spearheaded the movement that prompted some 15,000 Baptists from 30 organizations representing 20 million Baptists across North America to attend a national meeting in January 2008 in Atlanta, is keynote speaker for the first of four regional versions of the gathering scheduled for 2009.

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