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Southern Baptist Leaders to Host Sex, Homosexuality Summit

Monday Jan 27, 2014
Southern Baptist Convention leaders are hosting a summit in Nashville that will focus on sex.

Baptist Group Bars Chaplains From Same-Sex Rituals

By Brett Barrouquere | Friday Sep 6, 2013
The Southern Baptist Convention, which provides the largest share of active-duty military chaplains, has barred members from taking part in weddings, counseling sessions and couples retreats for same-sex couples.

Ky. Church Wants Pastor Gone After Wife’s Column

By Dylan Lovan | Wednesday Jul 10, 2013
A newspaper column lampooning Southern Baptists, calling the group "the crazy old paranoid uncle of evangelical Christians," is causing quite a stir in a Kentucky city and put a pastor’s job in jeopardy.

Southern Baptists Expected to Address Scouting

Wednesday Jun 12, 2013
The Southern Baptist Convention is expected to take a stand against the Boy Scouts of America’s acceptance of gay members at the denomination’s annual meeting in Houston this week.

Southern Baptists Officially Oppose Gay Scout Rule

By Juan Lozano and Travis Loller | Wednesday Jun 12, 2013
The Southern Baptist Convention approved a resolution Wednesday expressing its opposition to and disappointment in the Boy Scouts of America’s new policy allowing gay Scouts.

Southern Baptists Re-Elect First Black President

Tuesday Jun 11, 2013
The Southern Baptist Convention re-elected its first black president, the Rev. Fred Luter Jr., at its annual meeting Tuesday. Luter was first elected in 2012.

Churches Split on Scouts’ Welcoming of Gay Youth

By David Crary | Thursday Jun 6, 2013
A number of Churches in suburban areas have severed ties with the Boy Scouts of America and Southern Baptist leaders may include a resolution encouraging SBC-affiliated churches to phase out their sponsorships of Scout units.

Southern Baptists Urge Continued Ban On Gay Scouts

By Travis Loller | Wednesday Feb 20, 2013
The nation’s largest Protestant group is calling on members of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to uphold a ban on gay Scouts and leaders when it votes in May.

Southern Baptists: Gay Rights Not Civil Rights

By Travis Loller | Thursday Jun 21, 2012
Thousands of delegates at the Southern Baptist annual meeting in New Orleans were nearly unanimous in their support for the resolution that affirms their belief that marriage is "the exclusive union of one man and one woman."

Southern Baptists Boot Church for Not Being Anti-Gay Enough

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Jun 24, 2009
A Baptist church in Fort Worth, Texas has not been hard-line enough in its opposition to gays--or so says the Southern Baptist Convention, which has booted the church, Broadway Baptist, out of the fold.
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