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  • CHURCH Pastor: I miscalculated impact of LGBTQ-affirming vote

    04/23/2018 2:07:04 PM PDT · by fwdude · 77 replies
    One News Now ^ | January 15, 2018 | Bill Bumpas, Jody Brown
    A Baptist pastor in Dallas is facing some harsh realities more than a year after leading his congregation to affirm homosexuality. In November 2016, Wilshire Baptist Church voted to extend membership to those involved in the homosexual lifestyle. The church's slogan is now "Open to all, closed to none." The action prompted the Baptist General Convention of Texas to sever ties with the church. A year later, Chelsen Vicari decided to contact senior pastor George Mason to see how the church has been affected by the change.
  • Southern Baptist Leader Frank Page Resigns over ‘Morally Inappropriate Relationship’

    03/30/2018 4:31:05 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 21 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 3/27/18 | Art Toalston Baptist Press
    Frank S. Page has resigned as president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee (EC), effective today, over what is described as “a morally inappropriate relationship in the recent past.” - snip - Last evening, the officers of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee met via phone conference with Dr. Frank Page during which he announced his plans for retirement. Today, I spoke with Dr. Page and learned that his retirement announcement was precipitated by a morally inappropriate relationship in the recent past. - snip - Page released a statement as well Tuesday afternoon: It is...
  • Vladimir Putin's Christianity is a facade, says expelled US missionary

    01/22/2018 12:31:07 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 114 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 2017 | Harry Farley
    It is now well over a year since Vladimir Putin's Russia passed 'anti-missionary' laws and more than 180 cases have since been brought. Activities ranging from prayer meetings in homes, posting worship times on a religious website and praying in the presence of other citizens have been interpreted as 'missionary activity' with Christians making up the vast majority of the law's victims. One case is that of Donald Ossewaarde, an American Baptist preacher living in Oryol, who was expelled for hosting a church meeting in his house. Having lost appeals throughout the Russian judiciary system, Ossewaarde's case is now with...
  • Created Male and Female: An Open Letter from Religious Leaders

    12/16/2017 10:59:28 AM PST · by iowamark · 32 replies
    Dear Friends: As leaders of various communities of faith throughout the United States, many of us came together in the past to affirm our commitment to marriage as the union of one man and one woman and as the foundation of society. We reiterate that natural marriage continues to be invaluable to American society. We come together to join our voices on a more fundamental precept of our shared existence, namely, that human beings are male or female and that the socio-cultural reality of gender cannot be separated from one's sex as male or female. We acknowledge and affirm that...
  • Police searching for explosive devices at home of Sutherland Springs church shooter

    11/05/2017 2:31:43 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 148 replies
    My SA ^ | 11/5/2017 | Kelsey Bradshaw
    Police are checking for explosive devices at the home of a man suspected of shooting and killing at least 27 people and wounding more than 20 in a Sutherland Springs church on Sunday.
  • First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas Videos (Youtube Channel)

    11/05/2017 2:02:23 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 26 replies
    First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas Youtube Channel ^ | 11/5/2017 | First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs
    Just to let people know the people that worshiped there. First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas Youtube Channel
  • Despite child molestation charges, Rushville pastor still appears to lead church

    11/05/2017 12:57:24 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    WISH-TV ^ | Saturday, November 4, 2017 | Eric Feldman
    RUSHVILLE, Ind. (WISH) -- An Indiana pastor appears to still be the leader of his church despite the child molestation and solicitation charges he faces and his attempt to take his own life after additional charges came down on Friday. Garry Evans is listed as pastor on the sign in front of Rushville Baptist Temple Church, and now people living doors away want to know why no one from the church is speaking out. "It's wrong. Pure evil. There's evil in that church," said Tim Guck, who lives next door. The man the church says leads their worship has led...
  • Peace be with you: Mass brawl breaks out at Georgia church during vote over whether...

    05/02/2017 1:35:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 90 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 2, 2017 | Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Peace be with you: Mass brawl breaks out at Georgia church during vote over whether controversial pastor should be fired A massive brawl broke out during a meeting at a Georgia baptist church during a vote on whether its controversial pastor should be fired. Punches were thrown, church goers were shoved to the ground, and chairs were launched across the room after a fight erupted at Greater Bellevue Baptist Church in Macon on Monday. Local county deputies were forced to call for back up after the two cops were overwhelmed by the brawl. Scroll down for video
  • 'There's a little bit of sadness': Female reverend reveals how she had an abortion...

    04/14/2017 1:51:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 14, 2017 | STAFF
    FULL TITLE: 'There's a little bit of sadness': Female reverend reveals how she had an abortion 12 years ago during a crumbling marriage A female reverend has revealed how she had an abortion nearly 12 years ago and how the mother-of-one suffered some sadness in not having two children. Reverend Susan Chorley was in a crumbling marriage, had a two-year-old son and was stressed out as relatively new pastor when she decided to get an abortion. Since June, the 44-year-old has begun to publicly reveal her secret as she speaks at seminars for a project she has launched with other...
  • Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress to preach at pre-inauguration service for Trump

    01/20/2017 6:09:16 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Dallas News ^ | January 20, 2017 | Tom Steele
    The outspoken and often-controversial pastor of First Baptist Dallas, Robert Jeffress, will preach at a private service before President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration Friday. As first reported by CNN, Jeffress will speak at the service for Trump and his family, held at St. John's Episcopal Church near the White House. About 300 people, including Vice President-elect Mike Pence, are expected to attend.Jeffress later confirmed the report and noted the title of his sermon in a tweet: "When God Chooses a Leader." The pastor later appeared on The O'Reilly Factor and promised to share the Old Testament story of Nehemiah, a builder chosen by...
  • How Barack Obama Fundamentally Transformed the United States

    01/16/2017 4:15:42 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    NC Register ^ | January 15, 2017 | Paul Kengor
    It was a bold statement, revolutionary even, surpassed only by the response of those in attendance, who, rather than pausing to reflect upon such an audacious assertion, wildly applauded. To be sure, these Obama enthusiasts would have ecstatically cheered anything he said at that moment. There was a full-fledged personality cult in motion at that time. The new president could have promised anything and received a giddy reaction. Obama himself admitted to serving as a kind of “blank screen” upon which Americans desiring some warm-and-fuzzy “hope and change” could project whatever they wanted. But even then, the words “fundamentally transform”...
  • Married lesbian couple to lead prominent D.C. Baptist church

    01/10/2017 12:21:22 PM PST · by Cronos · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9 Jan 2017 | Lauren Markoe
    Calvary Baptist Church, a progressive Baptist landmark in the heart of downtown Washington, has named a gay couple as co-pastors. Sally Sarratt and Maria Swearingen were presented to the congregation during worship services Jan. 8 and are set to begin their new jobs Feb. 26. A spokeswoman for the congregation said she didn’t know whether a gay couple leading a church was a first for Baptists. “We look for the best people in the world and that’s who they were,” said Carol Blythe. “We’re very excited.” The 155-year-old church severed ties with the Southern Baptist Convention in 2012: It was...
  • Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore apologizes for criticizing Trump supporters

    12/21/2016 10:22:52 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 43 replies
    Al. com news ^ | December 21, 2016 | Leada Gore
    The head of the Southern Baptist Convention's public affairs division is apologizing for statements he said were interpreted as criticism against evangelical Christians who voted for Donald Trump. ...however. Russell Moore,... said his pre-election comments ...could have been misinterpreted.... Moore had drawn criticism during the general election for calling Trump support by evangelicals and other conservatives "illogical."..... ...However, white evangelical voters turned out in huge numbers for the Republican nominee, with 80 percent backing Trump over 16 percent for ... Hillary Clinton. ... the highest evangelical vote for any candidate since 2004 when they overwhelmingly supported President George W. Bush....
  • Trump Protesters Target Dallas' First Baptist Church

    11/16/2016 5:38:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    dallasobserver.com ^ | November 15, 2016 | Stephen Young
    On their fourth consecutive night on the streets, Dallas' anti-Trump protesters took aim at a concrete target with their anger: Dallas' First Baptist Church. First Baptist's pastor, Robert Jeffress was square in the middle of Trump's victory party in New York City on Tuesday night. He earned the spot: He has been the president-elect's liaison to the evangelical community from virtually the start of the campaign. In October 2015, he led a group of pastors to Trump tower, laying hands on Trump and gleefully telling Fox News that "anybody that was in that meeting would've left there, first of all,...
  • Pat Robertson's Exclusive Interview with Donald Trump

    10/26/2016 5:14:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 11 replies
    CBN ^ | 10.24.16
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visited Regent University over the weekend, sitting down with CBN founder Pat Robertson for an exclusive interview.Trump has fallen behind in the polls, partly because of his troubles with women voters. In their extensive, wide-ranging interview, Trump addressed that issue, speaking about his respect for women and how he has elevated many women to top positions in his business.Click our link above to watch their entire interview.  Robertson also asked him about the economy and jobs, the scandalous way America's veterans have been treated by the government, Hillary Clinton's extreme views on partial birth abortion...
  • Baptist, Methodist, Episcopalian and Presbyterian Clergy Participate in Rally for Abortion

    09/13/2016 6:56:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | September 13, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Many Judeo-Christian leaders speak out against abortion, but the few who advocate for abortion often are the ones who get the most media attention. On Monday in Kentucky, pro-abortion clergy held a rally at the State Capitol to advocate for abortion and other issues, the State-Journal reports. The event was called the Higher Ground Moral Day of Action, and it was held in conjunction with other rallies nation-wide. Led by clergy, the event highlighted the upcoming election and called on candidates and elected officials to uphold “the most sacred moral principles of our faith and constitutional values.” These included “the...
  • Photos: Embarrassing Turnout For Hillary Clinton Keynote Speech At Baptist Convention(DOH!)

    09/09/2016 8:46:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/9/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivered a keynote speech at the National Baptist Convention Thursday night, but photos show that many people failed to show up. Prior to the speech, workers moved in wall partitions in the giant venue, according to tweets from several reporters who were there. Workers cutting the room down by a third with lower than expected turnout for #clintonkc speech. pic.twitter.com/L60YFfBpO1 — Frank Morris (@FrankNewsman) September 8, 2016 Convention hall turned out lights in un-occupied part of hall for @HillaryClinton speech, now partitioning it off pic.twitter.com/O5Az8EfiRD — Brian Abel (@BrianAbelTV) September 8, 2016 Even during the...
  • Clinton Campaign Stunner – Dismal Attendance For Hillary Clinton Key Note Address in Kansas City…

    09/09/2016 7:26:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 124 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | September 8, 2016 | sundance
    The National Baptist Convention is being held in Kansas City Missouri with thousands of baptist worshipers from all fifty states. Hillary Clinton was the key note speaker. The convention organizers anticipated considerable -and enthusiastic- attendance, amid a predominantly black audience. The first day of the convention almost every seat was full –SEE HERE– There was no reason to anticipate the convention attendees would not show up for Hillary Clinton. The Kansas City Convention Center was set up in the same manner as the prior days general sessions where almost every seat was full. Then this happened: clinton-kc-6
  • Baptist Convention Cuts Room Down by a Third After Nobody Shows Up to See Hillary

    09/08/2016 8:13:18 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 8, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    The Baptist National Convention in Kansas City shrunk the room down by a third after nobody turned out to see Hillary Clinton today.
  • Southern Baptists See 9th Year of Membership Decline

    08/24/2016 5:52:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 60 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 6/8/16 | AP
    The denomination lost 200,000 members in 2015.The Southern Baptist Convention lost more than 200,000 members in 2015— the ninth straight year of decline for the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Membership stands at 15.3 million, down from 15.5 million in 2014, according to denomination statistics released on Tuesday. Baptisms also fell by more than 10,000 to just a little more than 295,000. Baptisms are an important measure for the Nashville-based denomination because of its strong commitment to evangelism. After the numbers were announced, some denominational leaders emphasized the positive news that the number of Southern Baptist churches increased last year by...