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  • ‘LGBT Christians’ conference draws SBTS, ERLC responses

    July 30 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    ‘LGBT Christians’ conference draws SBTS, ERLC responses

    The Revoice Conference for “LGBT Christians,” which provoked a messenger question at June’s Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, continued to draw a range of responses from Southern Baptists as it convened July 26-28. Revoice states its aim on the conference website as “Supporting, encouraging, and empowering gay, lesbian, same-sex-attracted, and other LGBT Christians …

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  • Resolution on a Biblical Stance on Human Sexuality and Marriage

    The resolution on sexuality and marriage calls N.C. Baptists to “commit to pray for our neighbors who identify themselves as homosexual and transgender, to minister to them with Christ’s love, and, as they repent, to help them grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.”

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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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  • Church & sexuality focus of Alabama conference

    March 3 2016 by Maggie Walsh, The Alabama Baptist | with 0 comments
    Church & sexuality focus of Alabama conference

    The sexual revolution in which our society finds itself has been a long time coming, said Timothy George, dean of Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School, in his keynote address. The speech kicked off The Church and Sexuality Conference on Feb. 29 at First Baptist Church, Montgomery, Ala.

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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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  • Panel urges engagement, response to sexual brokenness

    December 1 2015 by Liz Tablazon, BR Writer | with 0 comments
    Panel urges engagement, response to sexual brokenness

    Calvary Baptist Church of Winston-Salem kicked off a month-long sermon series on the theology of sex with a forum on Nov. 8, featuring R. Albert Mohler Jr., Daniel Heimbach, and Gary Chapman. Calvary’s senior pastor, Rob Peters, moderated the discussion.

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  • ETS meeting addresses ‘marriage & family’

    November 23 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ETS meeting addresses ‘marriage & family’

    “Marriage and the family” was the theme around which more than 700 theologians gathered Nov. 17-19 for the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. ETS members adopted four resolutions on human sexuality authored by Owen Strachan. Professors from all six Southern Baptist Convention seminaries presented papers at the meeting ...

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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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  • Conference on transgenderism responds to challenges

    October 7 2015 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Conference on transgenderism responds to challenges

    The transgender movement presents an unprecedented theological and cultural crisis for the church, said Southern Baptist scholars at an Oct. 5 pre-conference event at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The preconference preceded the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors annual conference which is being held at the seminary Oct. 5-7 in Louisville, Ky.

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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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