Tag Archives: Southern Baptists Convention

Southern Baptist Convention To Consider Dallas Annual Meeting Resolution Denouncing “Social Justice Activism”

Via press release: A pastor in Texas is calling Southern Baptists to be alarmed about promotion of social justice within the Southern Baptist Convention. Pastor Arnold, a lifelong Southern Baptist, declares that “most Southern Baptist churches have no idea how wide or deeply rooted that social justice is in the Convention.” As a result, pastor Arnold has submitted a resolution ...

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Financial Crisis For Southern Baptist Convention

Well, this is a shame. Christianity Today reports: Two months after promoting plans to send out “limitless” numbers of missionaries, the International Mission Board (IMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) faces a financial crisis. IMB president David Platt announced Thursday that the agency needs to cut at least 600 missionaries and staff in order to balance its budget. Those ...

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Southern Baptists Head Ronnie Floyd Hints That Josh Duggar Cheated Because His Wife Didn’t Put Out Enough

Ronnie Floyd is head of the Southern Baptist Convention and preaches at a church attended by the Duggar family. Yesterday Floyd delivered a sermon which obliquely referenced the latest Josh Duggar scandal. According to Floyd, if spouses don’t put out, Satan steps in. “Adultery, being sexually or emotionally unfaithful to your spouse, that’s wrong. Some of you are on the ...

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Fundies Dial It Back

After months of vows about civil disobedience, a coalition of over 100 evangelicals organized by the Southern Baptist Convention have signed onto a statement that discourages “outrage and panic” about the Supreme Court ruling on marriage. An excerpt: The gospel of Jesus Christ determines the shape and tone of our ministry. Christian theology considers its teachings about marriage both timeless ...

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Southern Baptist Leader Russell Moore: Take Down The Confederate Battle Flag

“The Confederate Battle Flag may mean many things, but with those things it represents a defiance against abolition and against civil rights. The symbol was used to enslave the little brothers and sisters of Jesus, to bomb little girls in church buildings, to terrorize preachers of the gospel and their families with burning crosses on front lawns by night. That ...

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Southern Baptists Issue Call For Civil Disobedience Against Same-Sex Marriage

The Southern Baptist Convention closed out this week’s annual meeting by issuing a formal call for civil disobedience against same-sex marriage. The statement was issued jointly by current SBC president Ronnie Floyd and 16 former SBC presidents. As Southern Baptist Christians, we are committed to Biblical faith and ethics. As a result, this body of Believers stands on the authority ...

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Southern Baptist Convention Leader Albert Mohler Admits: Clergy Won’t Be Arrested Or Sued Over Same-Sex Marriage

“It’s really important that you and every other pastor needs to say ‘I’m not going to perform a same-sex wedding,’ but let’s be honest, there’s not really a danger that the sheriff’s gonna show up and say, ‘you have to do this.’ So far as I know, no pastor has been sued successfully for refusing to marry someone on other ...

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Former Southern Baptist Head Jack Graham: Prepare For Massive Christian Civil Disobedience Over Gay Marriage

Todd Starnes writes at Fox News: Prepare for civil disobedience. That’s the message one prominent pastor is sending to some 16 million members of the Southern Baptist Convention. Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Texas, said American Christians should be prepared for massive fallout if the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex unions. “We want to stay in the system,” ...

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Southern Baptists Head: God Will Punish Us If We Don’t Fight Same-Sex Marriage

“While some evangelicals may be bowing down to the deception of the inclusiveness of same-sex marriage, we will not bow down nor will we be silent. We do not need to redefine what God Himself has defined already. America – we stand believing that marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. ...

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Former Southern Baptists Head: Gays Are Stealing America’s Cultural Icons

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Southern Baptists Turn On Ben Carson

Via the Washington Post: Southern Baptists find themselves in the midst of another political controversy over the upcoming appearance — now canceled — of Ben Carson at their Pastors’ Conference. Carson is a celebrated neurosurgeon, conservative commentator and likely presidential candidate. A number of Baptist pastors, especially those affiliated with Baptist21, spoke out against Carson’s appearance. Their concerns were primarily ...

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Southern Baptists Leader Russell Moore: Officials Who Won’t Comply With Marriage Laws Should Seek Other Employment

Via the Tennessean: The Southern Baptist Convention’s top policy official has a message for Alabama Christians wringing their hands over legal same-sex marriage. It was unavoidable, and accepting it doesn’t mean you’re conceding defeat. Not accepting it means you need to reexamine your faith. Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, opened the floor ...

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VATICAN: American Anti-Gay Religious Leaders To Attend Meeting On Marriage

Miranda Blue writes at Right Wing Watch: Next week, American Religious Right leaders including the Southern Baptist Convention’s Russell Moore, pastor Rick Warren, Archbishop of Philadelphia Charles Chaput, and Latter-Day Saints official Henry Eyring will be joining opponents of LGBT equality from around the world at an interfaith conference on the “complementarity of man and woman in marriage” hosted by ...

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Former Southern Baptists Head Calls For Blocking All Judicial Nominations Until President Obama Is Out Of Offfice

Richard Land is now the editor of the Christian Post.

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“Ex-Gay” Nutter Slams Southern Baptist Leader For Denouncing Torture Therapy

“Homosexual feelings are often the result of underlying sexual trauma or emotional detachment from same-sex peers and parents – when individuals realize the source of their feelings and pursue healing in their lives, change happens. In my work with the International Healing Foundation, so much of our ministry is dedicated to working with church leadership to help them better understand ...

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Janet Mefferd Slams Southern Baptist Leader For Denouncing “Ex-Gay” Torture

“Homosexuals can change and have changed through all types of helpful Christian therapy, Dr. Moore. I’ve met them. I Cor. 6 also clearly tells us that redeemed sinners of all stripes can change, else why the reference, ‘such WERE some of you?’ What galls me the most is how he’s playing right into the hands of Big Gay, which is ...

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Southern Baptist Leader Russell Moore Denounces “Ex-Gay” Torture Therapy

This morning Russell Moore, the president of the Southern Baptists’ Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, denounced “ex-gay” torture at the group’s Nashville convention on sexuality. “The utopian idea if you come to Christ and if you go through our program, you’re going to be immediately set free from attraction or anything you’re struggling with, I don’t think that’s a Christian ...

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Southern Baptists Convention: How We Fight Against Same-Sex Marriage

The Ethics & Religious Liberties Commission of the Southern Baptists Convention has issued the below slick five-minute video detailing all the ways that they are fighting against same-sex marriage, abortion rights, and the alleged persecution of Christians. Two weeks ago the group filed a SCOTUS brief in support of Utah’s ban on gay marriage.

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Mormons, Catholics, & Evangelicals Ask SCOTUS To Uphold Utah Gay Marriage Ban

The above-named religious groups have filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to uphold Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage. Via the Associated Press: The religious groups urged the Supreme Court on the basis of tradition and religious freedom to uphold a state’s right to disallow gay and lesbian couples to wed. “Legal uncertainty is especially burdensome for religious organizations ...

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TENNESSEE: Hate Groups To Hold “Moral Revolution” Convention On Marriage

A coalition of anti-gay groups will hold a convention in Nashville to plot the next stages of their opposition to same-sex marriage. The ERLC National Conference will address “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage” to equip Christians to apply the gospel on these issues with convictional kindness in their communities, their families and their churches. This event will ...

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