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SBC resolutions affirm women, denounce abuse
Jun13

SBC resolutions affirm women, denounce abuse

DALLAS (BP) — Messengers to the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention affirmed the dignity and worth of women, denounced all forms of abuse and called for sexual purity among Christian leaders in adopting 16 resolutions Tuesday (June 12). Passage of the resolutions on women, abuse and pastoral purity by nearly unanimous votes late in the afternoon session came after months of disclosures of sexual abuse and misconduct by male leaders...

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New rule would cut Title X Planned Parenthood funds
May21

New rule would cut Title X Planned Parenthood funds

WASHINGTON (BP) — Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and other pro-life leaders applauded news that the Trump administration will propose a new rule that would eliminate family planning funds for abortion giant Planned Parenthood. The Department of Health and Human Services planned to announce later today (May 18) a regulation that would bar Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform or refer for abortions from...

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Calif. bill could bar Bible’s teaching on sexuality
Apr25

Calif. bill could bar Bible’s teaching on sexuality

WASHINGTON (BP) — Southern Baptists and other religious conservatives are warning a bill making its way through the California legislature would violate free speech and religious freedom protections by prohibiting biblical teaching on sexuality. The California Assembly passed in a 50-18 vote April 19 an amendment that adds “sexual orientation change efforts” to the categories of activities barred by the state’s...

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Southern Baptists, others lament at MLK50 conf.
Apr04

Southern Baptists, others lament at MLK50 conf.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP) — MLK50 conference conveners lamented and asked God for brokenness in the evangelical church during a time of prayer at the close Tuesday (April 3) of the first day of a gathering to honor the life and legacy of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The prayer session occurred at “MLK50: Gospel Reflections From the Mountaintop,” a two-day conference on the occasion of the 50th...

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MLK honored on 50th anniversary of death
Apr04

MLK honored on 50th anniversary of death

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP) — White evangelicals’ failures regarding racial justice call for repentance, a crowd of nearly 4,000 people heard speakers say Tuesday (April 3) on the first day of a conference to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his assassination. The first two speakers at “MLK50: Gospel Reflections From the Mountaintop” — a white Southern Baptist leader...

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