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  • Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, and Baptist Pastors Lead Rally for Abortion

    05/26/2020 11:31:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | May 25, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    Most leaders in Judaeo-Christian faiths believe scripture teaches that all human lives are valuable and deserving of protection. But there are some who stray from the teaching and promote abortion. A group of New York state clergy members recently advocated for abortion at the state capital, Christian News Network reports. Together, abortion activists who identify as Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopalian, Baptist, Unitarian and Jewish urged New York state lawmakers to support abortion and Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in the United States, according to the report. “As pastors, we believe in New Yorkers’ ability to get the health care...
  • live broadcast revival service Tabernacle Baptist Church Greenville, SC

    03/31/2020 4:00:22 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 11 replies
    Tabernacle Baptist Church ^ | 3-31-2020 | Tabernacle Baptist Church
    revival service live now Tabernacle Baptist Church Greenville, SC
  • Apostate American Baptist Minister Volunteers as Escort at NC Abortion Facility

    03/12/2020 1:58:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies ^ | March 12, 2020 | Heather Clark
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A minister with the American Baptist Church (ABC-USA) has been volunteering as an escort at a North Carolina abortion facility, according to recent reports. In December and January, Yes Magazine covered what it described as “harassment” by pro-lifers against escorts and abortion-minded mothers entering A Woman’s Choice in Greensboro. The facility offers abortions up to 20 weeks gestation (5 months). Among those interviewed was Michael Usey, who leads College Park Baptist Church, which identifies itself as “progressive, diverse, ecumenical.” “Our LGBTQ-friendly church has many LGBTQ members, in addition to gay/lesbian ministers, deacons and staff members,” its website...
  • Conservative Baptist Network launched amid 'woke' trend in SBC, emphasizing Scripture, evangelism

    02/14/2020 8:26:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/14/2020 | Brandon Showalter
    Amid growing concern that the nation's largest Protestant denomination is increasingly "woke" and drifting from biblical orthodoxy, a new network has formed to emphasize evangelism and the sufficiency of Scripture within the Southern Baptist Convention. The Conservative Baptist Network, which is being launched Friday, describes itself as a grassroots effort to maintain the proclamation of the Gospel at the center of SBC life, in addition to prioritizing fidelity to Scripture and all of its implications, including presenting a vibrant, biblically-informed witness when engaging culture. The network fully affirms the longstanding beliefs of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. Those involved...
  • Liberty Counsel: New VA LGBTQ Bill Would Mean Baptist Schools Can't Fire Cross-Dressing Teachers

    01/31/2020 10:35:25 AM PST · by Perseverando · 22 replies ^ | January 30, 2020 | Deborah Bunting
    A bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to Virginia's nondiscrimination law cleared committees in the House of Delegates and Senate this week and appears to be on its way to becoming law in the Old Dominion. A version of the bill known as the Virginia Values Act was shepherded through the Senate committee by Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria). In the House, it was sponsored by Mark Sickles (D-Franconia), where it passed by a 16-6 vote, with all Democrats and three Republicans voting in favor. The mood among activists was celebratory. Democrats hold a 55-45 majority in the...
  • Martin Luther King's letter of request to visit the USSR

    01/17/2020 11:03:52 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies
    King Institute Stanford ^ | Nov 1958 | MLK Jr.
    3) Among some of the more specific lines of inquiry I wish to pursue are those which would illuminate the reasons for the continued existence of religious conviction among millions of Soviet citizens, all of whom have been subjected to varying degrees of oppression and discouragement by powerful agencies of propaganda and anti-religious education. This tenacity to spiritual commitment is worthy of careful study for these precise methods to the control of man's relationship to God may be unique in human experience. 4) As a Baptist I am especially interested to be in contact with the large number of practicing...
  • Ex-Fuller Theological Seminary student joins lawsuit over gay marriage ban, sexual ethics standards

    01/10/2020 7:36:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/10/2020 | Michael Gryboski
    A second Fuller Theological Seminary student has filed a lawsuit against the Christian institution over its ban on noncelibate same-sex relationships. On Tuesday, Nathan Brittsan, a pastor and graduate student who is in a same-sex marriage, added his name to a lawsuit against the California-based nondenominational seminary. Brittsan is joining plaintiff Joanna Maxon, who was expelled by Fuller for being in a same-sex marriage. Her suit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. “This is a civil rights case about two students who were expelled from their graduate program for one reason: they married someone...
  • Notorious MLB great Manny Ramirez apologizes for career missteps, reveals he's in seminary

    12/04/2019 12:15:04 PM PST · by DFG · 14 replies
    Disrn ^ | 12/04/2019 | Adam Ford
    Former MLB slugger Manny Ramirez — as well-known for his "Manny being Manny" antics as his powerful home runs — has apologized for his career missteps in a Boston Globe interview, explaining that he has a renewed relationship with God and has been in seminary for the past five years. From the Globe article: All these years later, Manny Ramirez wants you to know that he loves you and that he is sorry for mistakes he made while playing in Boston. He is sorry he knocked down Red Sox traveling secretary Jack McCormick over a ticket issue when the Sox...
  • Accusing SBC of ‘caving,’ John MacArthur says of Beth Moore: ‘Go home

    10/22/2019 8:03:01 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 20 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 10-19-2019 | Bob Smietana
    (RNS) — Evangelical pastor John MacArthur, speaking at a celebration of his 50th year in pulpit ministry this week, weighed in on an ongoing debate in the Southern Baptist Convention over women preachers, claiming the nation’s largest Protestant denomination has lost faith in the authority of the Bible. He claimed the SBC had taken a “headlong plunge” toward allowing women preachers at its annual meeting this summer. That, he said, was a sign the denomination no longer believed in biblical authority. “When you literally overturn the teaching of Scripture to empower people who want power, you have given up biblical...
  • Progressive Baptist Minister Looks to Women of Scripture to Promote Abortion

    09/06/2019 4:49:14 PM PDT · by lightman · 29 replies
    The Institute on Religion & Democracy ^ | 29 August A.D. 2019 | Chelsen Vicari
    Baptist. Clergy. Abortion advocate. Katey Zeh‘s ministry calling is, uh, unique. For several years Zeh has promoted abortions while working in various roles for the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC). Now an ordained minister, she is harnessing women of the Bible in an effort to revision abortion as holy. During an intriguing interview with Baptist News Global, Zeh said the Biblical texts “are set in a very patriarchal context” but that “there is still a narrative of very strong biblical women who found ways to beat the odds and survive and beat oppression.” That supposed narrative is the foundation...
  • Clergy sex abuse: the damage done when faith is weaponized

    07/29/2019 4:28:17 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Baptist News Global ^ | July 29, 2019 | Christa Brown
    "Get your hand off me!" I wanted to yell. But I didn't. More than a month after the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Birmingham, I am still processing something that happened there. After the For Such a Time as This Rally, abuse survivors and advocates gathered at a coffee house to decompress. It was a warm-hearted event, filled with a sense of "beloved community," and I felt gratitude to everyone who was there. There was even a lovely candle-lighting ceremony honoring me for my years of advocacy work against sexual abuse and cover-ups in the SBC. Then, as the...
  • Pastor Says Democrats Worship an “Imaginary God:” Abortion

    07/03/2019 4:24:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 3, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    Baptist Pastor Robert Jeffress slammed Democratic Party leaders for worshiping the “imaginary god” of abortion Saturday during the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference. Jeffress, the pastor of First Baptist Dallas in Texas, pointed to the radical extremism on abortion that Democratic leaders have embraced in the past few years, according to The Christian Post. The Democratic Party platform supports unrestricted, unregulated abortions up to birth and taxpayer-funded abortions. Despite the unpopularity of these position among voters, every major Democratic presidential candidate supports them, too. Their devotion to abortion – in defiance of most Americans’ beliefs on the issue – is...
  • Baptist Pastor Jailed During ‘Drag Queen Story Hour,’ SWAT Team Snipers Positioned Atop Library Roof

    06/17/2019 10:08:25 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 73 replies
    Christian News ^ | June 16, 2019 | Heather Clark
    A Baptist pastor was arrested and jailed on Saturday after refusing to move across the street from the Spokane, Washington Public Library while exercising his free speech against a “Drag Queen Story Hour.” The event had a significant militaristic police presence, including camouflaged snipers positioned atop the roof to oversee the large crowd that stood both for and against the men dressed like women reading stories to children.
  • Tennessee sheriff's detective who is also a pastor calls for government executions of LGBT people...

    06/13/2019 2:59:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 64 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | June 13, 2019 | Keith Griffith For
    FULL TITLE: Tennessee sheriff's detective who is also a pastor calls for government executions of LGBT people in sermon A detective in Tennessee has sparked outrage by delivering a church sermon calling for the government to execute LGBT people. Knox County Sheriff's Detective Grayson Fritts made the remarks on Sunday while preaching at the All Scripture Baptist Church in Knoxville, where he is a pastor. 'If you do not hate the homosexual then you are in violation and God's wrath will be upon you,' Fritts said. 'I don't think that the government is going to be putting them to death...
  • Pastor Dan Freemyer prayer at Baylor Graduation, "Deliver us From Straight White Men & Fossil Fuels"

    05/25/2019 2:37:46 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 111 replies
    nteb ^ | 5/24/19 | Geoffrey Grider
    Baylor University Prayer Denounces “Straight White Men” FROM TODD STARNES: “God, give them the moral imagination to reject the old keys we are trying to give them to a planet that we are poisoning by running it on fossil fuels and misplaced priorities – a planet with too many straight, white men like me behind the steering wheel while others have been expected to sit quietly in the back of the bus,” the minister prayed. Did you notice the cheers from the crowd? A friend from Get Religion sent me a link to an exclusive story about the prayer written...
  • Buttigieg, husband attend Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class

    05/05/2019 11:18:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2019 | Jay Reeves
    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) and his husband, Chasten Glezman, joined the large crowd at former President Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class in rural South Georgia. At Carter’s invitation Buttigieg stood and read from the Bible as part of the lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. “You know him?” Carter had said earlier in reference to Buttigieg, drawing a laugh from the crowd. Carter told the audience that two other Democratic presidential candidates, Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, had previously attended his classes. Scores of people arrived before dawn for a chance...
  • Man Threatens to Kill Pro-Trump Pastor, Burn Down Christian Churches ‘In the Name of Allah’

    04/02/2019 5:59:28 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 35 replies
    Faithwire ^ | 04/02/2019 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Federal investigators recently revealed a man from California threatened to murder Texas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress “in the name of Allah.” Darnell Ray Owens, 32, was arrested last week in Tulsa, where he awaited extradition to his hometown of Sacramento, according to The Dallas Morning News. Jeffress, lead pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, has been an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump. “I will assassinate your pastor in the name of Allah,” Owens reportedly wrote in part, referring to Jeffress. “I will burn down Christian churches. … This is a threat.”
  • 380 Southern Baptist leaders and volunteers accused of sexual misconduct

    02/11/2019 1:43:57 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 80 replies
    edition ^ | February 11, 2019 | Daniel Burke
    Since 1998, about 380 Southern Baptist leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, according to a sweeping investigation by two Texas newspapers. The Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News also found that in the past 20 years, more than 700 victims have been abused, with some urged to have abortions and forgive their abusers. The newspapers said their investigation included "examining federal and state court databases, prison records and official documents from more than 20 states and by searching sex offender registries nationwide." In Texas alone, the newspapers interviewed police and district attorneys in 40 counties. "Ultimately,...
  • 100s of Southern Baptist leaders accused of sexual misconduct in bombshell investigation

    02/10/2019 7:14:29 PM PST · by NYer · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | Februar 10, 2019 | Anna Hopkins
    Hundreds of leaders and volunteers within Southern Baptist churches across the nation have been accused of sexual misconduct against young churchgoers for decades - many of them quietly returning to church roles even after being convicted for sex crimes. A bombshell investigation by the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News found that over the last 20 years, about 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced credible accusations of sexual misconduct. Of those, roughly 220 were convicted of sex crimes or received plea deals, in cases involving more than 700 victims in all, the report found. Many accusers were...
  • Missionary doctor won't face sex assault trial

    07/30/2018 8:15:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    woodtv ^ | July 30, 2018 | Ken Kolker
    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — A former Baptist missionary doctor from Wyoming accused of molesting nearly two dozen girls and women in Bangladesh, along with a girl in Allendale, won't face trial. An Ottawa County judge ruled that Donn Ketcham, now 87, is incompetent to stand trial because he suffers from dementia. Prosecutors told 24 Hour News 8 they don't plan to appeal, which means the charge against him will be dismissed. Ketcham's alleged victims from his decades in Bangladesh — known then as MKs, or missionary kids — said the local case was their only chance for justice.