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  • Clinton Campaign Stunner – Dismal Attendance For Hillary Clinton Key Note Address in Kansas City

    09/08/2016 9:51:49 PM PDT · by onyx · 75 replies
    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, and set up the venue accordingly in the Kansas City Convention Center Thursday afternoon.Then this happened:It gets worse:And worse:The stunningly lackluster results must be sending shock waves throughout the DNC and Clinton Campaign. This portends trouble…. Big Trouble.The latest poll results via Kansas City Star for the presidential race – Sept 6th:In a four-way race for president: R – Donald...
  • Rapes, Daily Beatings, and No Escape: Christian School Was Hell For These Boys

    06/12/2016 9:30:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    dailybeast ^ | June 12, 2016 | Brandy Zadronzy
    Blue Creek Academy was an abusive hell on earth, former students say—and the principal who ran it is now heading up a new Bible school in another state. Jacob* dressed himself in a camouflage jacket and a matching beanie on the summer morning he ran away into the West Virginia hills. At 14 years old, he was one of the youngest, smallest, and longest-attending students at Blue Creek Academy, a religious reform school for boys from which he was desperate to escape. Blue Creek Academy was made up of an old schoolhouse and several cabins situated on a remote campground...
  • Baylor not commenting on reports of President Kenneth Starr’s firing

    05/24/2016 6:51:45 PM PDT · by Homer1 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/24/2016 | Cindy Boren
    Baylor declined to respond to reports Tuesday that President and Chancellor Kenneth Starr, best known for his investigation of the Clinton administration, has been fired by the Board of Regents in the wake of a sexual assault scandal involving the school and its football team.
  • Messages on church reader board stir controversy (Libtards outraged over biblical truth)

    05/16/2016 6:32:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    KATU News ^ | May 16, 2016 | Stephen Mayer
    HOOD RIVER, Ore. (KATU) - The view from the Belmont Drive Missionary Baptist Church is beautiful, but many say the messages outside the church are downright ugly. The reader board now displays two messages. The first reads, "Wake up Christians. Allah is not our God. Muhammad not greater than Jesus." The second says, "Only the Bible is God's word. 'Holy book.' Koran is just another book." "I literally had to stop and back up and make sure I saw what I saw, and I was profoundly offended and upset by it," Eric Cohn said. [Snip] "I was really annoyed...
  • Muslims Demand “Bigoted” Church Sign Removal, Pastor Has Perfect Reply

    05/16/2016 4:48:19 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 107 replies
    Mad world news ^ | May 15, 2016 | Dom the conservative
    Expecting the peaceful pastor to cave, they were shocked and enraged when he not only refused to remove it, but offered the perfect response. Belmont Drive Missionary Baptist Church in Oregon has caused a disturbing stir in self-important hypocrites who believe that Islam is a supreme religion that should never be criticized. The church in Hood River has caused the thought police to sound the alarm on bigotry, proving their own intolerance. WSBT rushed to the scene of a political correctness crime, in which the Baptist church displayed a message on their sign declaring, “Wake up Christians. Allah is not...
  • Abolitionists Opposed by Baptist Executive Director

    05/01/2016 6:41:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Abolish Human Abortion ^ | Published on Mar 13, 2016 | Abolish Human Abortion
    Abolitionists place truthful propaganda on automobiles at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, 3800 N May in OKC. The executive director of the BGCO, Dr Anthony Jordan, opposes their efforts and threatens to call the police to expel them from the property. Despite numerous requests, Dr Jordan never treated the abolitionists like brethren in Christ.
  • Meet the 'Radical' Baptist Transgender Preacher Who Talks to Angels

    04/19/2016 9:35:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 64 replies ^ | April 18, 2016 | Jennifer LeClaire
    He's known in MSNBC ranks as "the most radical preacher in America." But it's not the message that makes him radical. Rather, it's the messenger himself. Allyson Dylan Robinson is the first openly transgender ordained in the Baptist church. Donning long red hair and thick-rimmed glasses, he told the Alliance of Baptists he was a "white, straight, lower/upper middle class, European-descended man" when he first arrived at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary. As Robinson tells the story, he prayed for 30 years that God would change him and even tried deliverance ministry to find freedom. But God did...
  • Robert Jeffress Rebukes Glenn Beck for Criticism of Southern Evangelicals

    03/23/2016 4:44:46 PM PDT · by McGruff · 58 replies
    BREITBART ^ | March 23, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Robert Jeffress, pastor of the 12,000 member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, is rebuking talk radio host Glenn Beck for his recent criticism of evangelical Christians who live in the South and are not supporting Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% ’s campaign to secure the Republican Presidential nomination. “All throughout the South the Evangelicals are not listening to their God,” Beck said at a rally in Utah on Monday. “Beck’s wacko comment speaks for itself,” Jeffress tells Breitbart News. “However, by using the phrase ‘their God’ to refer to the God we evangelical Christians worship, Beck is finally admitting...
  • Another Baker Under Gay Agenda Threat for Refusing to Bake Wedding Cake

    02/28/2016 2:08:12 PM PST · by marshmallow · 51 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 2/26/16 | Todd Starnes
    A small town bakery owned by a Christian family is under siege after they declined to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. Edie and David Delorme own the Kern's Bake Shop in Longview, Texas - known around town for their petit fours and sugar cookies - and also their custom-made wedding"> cakes. The Delormes are also devout Christians - faithful members of a nearby Baptist church - and they run their bakery according to the tenets of their religious beliefs. That became a problem on Feb. 17 when Ben Valencia and Luis Marmolejo requested the bakers make a...
  • Marco Rubio Campaign Says He ‘Is Leading Billy Graham Wing’ of Evangelical Christians

    01/10/2016 6:46:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 10, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    An email message sent out Friday morning by the campaign of Republican presidential contender Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) claims the junior senator from Florida "is leading the Billy Graham wing" of evangelical Christians, while Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) "is leading the Jerry Falwell wing," and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump "is leading the Jimmy Swaggart wing." The email was signed by Eric Teetsell, who was hired by the Rubio campaign in November to serve as its director of Faith Outreach. It began with a controversial quote made at Roll Call last week by Russell Moore, an advocate of amnesty for illegal...
  • Science vs. scientism: a necessary distinction

    12/21/2015 9:28:05 AM PST · by Heartlander · 8 replies ^ | 12/1/2015 | J. Daniel McDonald
    Science vs. scientism: a necessary distinction J. Daniel McDonald — December 1, 2015 We all have those TV shows that define our childhood - shows that captured our little minds and imaginations. For me, it was Sesame Street (don't laugh; some of you watched Barney), Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, and Dukes of Hazzard. While I have no interest in these shows now, I look upon them with a sense of nostalgia because they represent, in part, may days as a young tike whose greatest concerns were snack time and Hot Wheels.A show that many of our Boyce students (and Southern students?)...
  • Russell Moore, Conservative Christian Leader Blasts Anti-Refugee Rhetoric, Calls For Compassion

    11/20/2015 8:23:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 11/20/2015 | McKay Coppins
    A leading voice on the religious right sharply criticized the "dangerous" anti-refugee sentiment that has permeated the recent political debate in the United States -- and warned that some Republican presidential candidates may turn off Christian voters with their lack of compassion. Russell Moore, the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, told BuzzFeed News on Thursday that he was shocked by the "overheated" rhetoric being employed by high-profile politicians in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris. "Donald Trump is saber-rattling about shutting down mosques in this country, which, as somebody who...
  • Baptist free-for-all: Cruz over Huckabee

    10/18/2015 6:47:18 PM PDT · by VinL · 32 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | 10/18/15 | Bud Kennedy
    The Southern Baptist primary is over, and the preacher’s kid won. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, son of a Baptist evangelist and capable of bringing his own fire and brimstone in the Republican campaign, collected both a thunderous ovation and a subtle blessing Sunday at the North Texas Presidential Forum at Prestonwood Baptist Church. Eight years ago, Prestonwood Pastor Jack Graham told worshipers how “God is lifting up” presidential candidates and “his favor is upon Mike Huckabee”... This time around, Huckabee has plenty of words. Just no campaign money. He chatted breezily with Graham Sunday, and drew cheers when he brought...
  • Macel Falwell, widow of Rev. Jerry Falwell, dies

    10/16/2015 7:36:55 AM PDT · by Borges · 5 replies
    Macel Falwell, the widow of the Rev. Jerry Falwell Sr., has died. She was 82. Jonathan Falwell, the pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church and one of the Falwells’ three children, posted a message on Twitter late Thursday night. “My sweet mom slipped into Heaven just a little while ago. I can’t believe I’ve been so blessed to have her in my life,” he wrote. Additionally, the Thomas Road Baptist Church website has a photo of Macel Falwell with the accompanying text, “In Loving Memory of Mrs. Jerry Falwell.” Macel Falwell was born Macel Pate on Oct. 4, 1933. Jerry...
  • Prestonwood Baptist Church to host October forum for presidential contenders

    09/28/2015 6:32:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers Blog ^ | September 28, 2015 | Gromer Jeffers, Jr.
    Presidential candidates looking for a less crowded, more intimate debate could make the trek to North Texas for a forum at Prestonwood Baptist Church. Sponsored by the Faith & Freedom Coalition, the event is scheduled for Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. at the church in Plano. According to an invitation to the event, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee are scheduled to be part of the forum. Along with most of the Republican field, Democratic Party candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont...
  • Church under fire for anti-Planned Parenthood sign

    08/29/2015 3:34:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies ^ | August 26, 2015 |
    COLD SPRING - A Baptist church in Putnam County is under fire after posting a controversial, anti-abortion sign outside its building. The sign outside the Church on the Hill in Cold Spring reads, "Defund Planned Parenthood... a person's a person no matter how small." The message went up a few days ago after videos surfaced suggesting that Planned Parenthood is selling fetal tissue. Pastor Tim Greco put up the message himself. Speaking with News 12 via Skype, he says that he wanted the community to know where the church stands on the issue. "I think the churches should stand up...
  • Clergy defending Big Business Abortion

    08/09/2015 4:58:13 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | August 8, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Planned Parenthood, which makes money from selling dead baby parts, has a Clergy Advocacy Board, which released a statement defending the abattoir.I tried to find the names of the board members, but came up with this when I clinked their link.  HEREI want to know who the Catholics are.A commentator (below) found it. I dates to April 2015, but we can assume it is still accurate for the most part.Here is a screen shot.
  • After gay marriage: next steps for LGBT activists

    07/03/2015 8:14:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies - The Official Website of The Biblical Recorder ^ | July 2, 2015 | David Roach, National Correspondent, Baptist Press
    With same-sex marriage now legal in all 50 states, pro-gay activists are shifting their focus to issues like alleged workplace, housing and public accommodations discrimination. Some have even proposed stripping churches of their tax-exempt status and legalizing polygamous marriage. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists view the Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage “as a means to a greater end,” said Jon Akin, pastor of Fairview Church in Lebanon, Tenn. – “a huge means, but I certainly don’t think it’s the end. I think many will not be happy” if the advance of gay rights “doesn’t go further.” Akin,...
  • Tony Perkins speaks at FBC Dallas

    07/01/2015 8:05:30 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 8 replies
    FBC Dallas ^ | 06/28/15 | Tony Perkins
    Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council, spoke at FBC Dallas and addressed how Christians should respond to what's happening in this country. It's worth a listen
  • Southern Baptist volunteers on hold to help flooded Houston

    05/27/2015 3:10:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Christian Examiner ^ | May 27, 2015 | Joni B. Hannigan
    With flash flood warnings waking residents of America's fourth largest city today, yesterday's hope of receding waters have hampered volunteers who are waiting to descend on the city to help. "The water has to go down before we can do anything, but when it does we will be quick to mobilize our recovery and feeding units," Scottie Stice, director of Disaster Relief Ministries for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention told Christian Examiner early this morning. Floodwaters had begun to recede in Houston, according to reports by the city's Mayor Annise Parker. But the rivers and Bayous needed at least...
  • The Duggar Family Homeschooling Curriculum Deals With Sexual Abuse In Disturbing Manner

    05/24/2015 10:02:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 92 replies ^ | 5.22.2015 | inquistr
    But the curriculum he developed is still in place. To begin with, the lessons seem to remove blame from the perpetrator and instead shift it onto the victim, as well as the parents. In one example, where a boy molests his younger sisters, the sisters are condemned for dressing immodestly, and the parents are also shamed for “exposing the boy to temptation” through the act of having him change his sister’s diapers. “Modesty was a factor. It was not at the level it should have been in my family. It was not uncommon for my younger siblings to come out...
  • International Mission Board Drops Ban on Speaking in Tongues

    05/14/2015 2:58:15 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 38 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | May 14, 2015 | Bob Smietana
    New rules also loosen restrictions on baptism, divorce, and parents of teens. For more than a decade, the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board (IMB) disqualified candidates who spoke in tongues or who had been baptized in churches that disagreed with the convention’s view of baptism. Similar rules barred divorced people or those with teenagers from being missionaries. That changed Wednesday, when the IMB’s trustees, at the prompting of their new president David Platt, approved a new, simplified set of rules for the agency’s more than 4,800 missionaries. Missionary candidates must affirm the doctrines found in the Baptist Faith...
  • Vote Ted Cruz, Because Jesus

    04/03/2015 1:55:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | April 3, 2015 | Paul Waldman
    Here it is, the first television ad of the 2016 presidential campaign, courtesy of the first official presidential candidate, Ted Cruz. No beating around the bush here—we get a mention of Jesus in the very first sentence:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) "Were it not for the transformative love of Jesus Christ, I would have been raised by a single mom without my father in the house. God's blessing has been on America from the very beginning of this nation. Over and over again when we faced impossible odds, the American people rose to the challenge. This is our fight, and that is why I'm...
  • Alabama Baptist church dis-fellowshipped over pastor’s gay friendly views

    03/19/2015 10:30:55 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    BaptistNews.Com ^ | 3/17/2015 | Bob Allen
    An association of Southern Baptist churches in Alabama voted March 16 to dismiss a church over its pastor’s support of same-sex marriage. The executive board of Madison Baptist Association voted 74-5 to withdraw fellowship from Weatherly Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville, Ala., according to a statement to media.The voluntary association of 85 churches affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention investigated Weatherly Heights, which is primarily affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, after news reports that an unpaid staff member ordained by the church officiated at a same-sex wedding Feb. 9.Discussions revealed that the church’s pastor, David Freeman, also does not...
  • Islamic Extremists Kill Pastor, Raze Churches in Nigeria

    07/30/2009 10:00:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 1,271+ views
    Washington, D.C. (July 29, 2009) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Islamic extremists killed a pastor and razed five churches in the city of Maiduguri, Nigeria, on July 27. The extremists also attacked two churches in the Nigerian city of Potiskum. Yakubu Sabo, a husband and father of seven, was hacked to death with a machete by members of a violent Islamic militant group know as Boko Haram (which means “education is prohibited”). Sabo pastored a Church of Christ congregation in Maiduguri. Deeper Life Church, Evangelical Mission, and Church of the Brethren are three of five other churches...
  • Confronting Muslims of the Americas-speaker says US may be destroyed by Allah for Koran burning

    07/27/2011 5:06:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jul 27th, 2011 | Ryan Mauro
    On April 16, the United Muslim-Christian Forum (UMCF) held an interfaith event in Owego, New York, featuring Christian and Muslim speakers, including the mayor of the town. Its Web site proudly hosts a photo of Binghamton Mayor Matthew T. Ryan holding a UMCF sign. Far from the model of tolerance it casts itself as, the UMCF is a front for an anti-Semitic, Islamic extremist group named Muslims of the Americas (MOA), and the keynote speaker warned that Allah will destroy whoever supports Koran burnings, and possibly the entire country. The MOA was exposed in the Christian Action Network’s (CAN) 2009...
  • Pastor Dresses Horse in Wedding Dress to Protest Same-Sex Marriage (Mississippi)

    12/13/2014 7:17:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    WJTV-TV ^ | December 12, 2014 | Danielle Avitable
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)It's not something you see every day, a horse in a wedding dress standing outside the federal courthouse. "I thought it was laughable and I believe he was going for a ridiculous protest and he certainly got one," says Eddie Outlaw, LGBT advocate. Reverend Edward James of Bertha Chapel Missionary Baptist Church dressed his horse, Charlotte, in a makeshift wedding dress to protest same-sex marriage. "The horse is to show the ridiculous idea of two men getting married," says James. James says after a federal decision was made in November to lift the ban on same-sex marriage in the state,...
  • Kentucky Baptists kick out gay-friendly church

    11/11/2014 12:56:02 PM PST · by Gamecock · 26 replies ^ | November 11, 2014 | DYLAN LOVAN
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Baptists on Tuesday chose to sever ties with a Louisville church that is open to performing same-sex marriages. Baptist leaders from around the state gathering in Bowling Green for the Kentucky Baptist Convention's annual meeting voted overwhelmingly to end their longstanding relationship with Crescent Hill Baptist Church. The church's pastor, the Rev. Jason Crosby, has said the church is open to performing same-sex marriages and ordaining gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual members.
  • Robert Jeffress on the Implosion of America

    11/07/2014 5:55:01 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 18 replies ^ | Robert Jeffries
    Robert Jeffress on the Implosion of America.
  • Southern Baptists, LGBT activists happily coexist, but for how long?

    11/03/2014 11:14:00 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 113 replies
    Crux ^ | October 31, 2014 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    NWhen Southern Baptists convened a national conference here this week to discuss issues of human sexuality, bringing conservative evangelicals and LGBT Christian activists into the same ballroom was a recipe ripe for potential fireworks. Perhaps the most shocking thing was how few fireworks there were. The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission was clear: Sex is reserved between a man and a woman within the bonds in marriage. And openly gay evangelicals in attendance were equally clear: Homosexuality is not incompatible with Christianity. No concessions were made, but leaders on both sides expressed surprise at how the two...
  • This Baptist Charity Is Being Paid Hundreds of Millions to Shelter Child Migrants

    08/05/2014 11:08:44 AM PDT · by Mariner · 142 replies
    Time ^ | August 4th, 2014 | Alex Altman @aaltman82 and Elizabeth Dias @elizabethjdias
    Contractors have taken on the huge task of sheltering thousands of unaccompanied child migrants In the late afternoon of July 9, Air Force One touched down at Love Field in Dallas. President Barack Obama ducked into a private room at the airport for a discussion about the crisis of undocumented children crossing the southwest border. Assembled around a wooden table were top Texas officials, including Governor Rick Perry and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, as well as the leaders of several faith-based charities. One of them was a man so anonymous, the White House pool report misspelled his name. Kevin Dinnin...
  • Obama Gives ‘Baptist’ Group $190 Million To Build Illegal Immigrant Resorts & Offices in Six Cities

    07/16/2014 12:37:14 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 55 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 16 2014 | Jim Hoft
    As reported earlier today by Kristinn Taylor… The Obama administration has awarded a $50 million contract to a charitable group to buy a Texas resort hotel and transform it in to a 600 bed facility for juvenile illegal aliens. The beautiful Palm Aire resort and hotel has an indoor Olympic sized pool and an outdoor pool.  Free Wi-Fi and cable TV are included in the simply decorated guest rooms. The Palm Aire Hotel and Suites is set to be sold to Baptist Child & Family Services (BCFS) operating under a federal contract, pending local government approval, according to reports from Weslaco,...
  • Southern Baptist Convention: Trans People Don’t Exist

    06/15/2014 1:15:18 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 101 replies ^ | June 12, 2014 | Tyler Lopez
    Forget decades of scientific studies and transgender people’s own lives—the Southern Baptist Convention has gone ahead and decided gender is only about your junk. “Gender” refers to one’s felt, and societally constructed, sense of being male, female, or somewhere in between. As understood by a generation of psychologists, sociologists, and other scientists, it is distinct from sex, which has to do with biology, genitalia, and genetics. Put roughly, sex is between your legs. Gender is between your ears.
  • Growing Up Duggar: Putting The Fun Back In Fundamentalism?

    06/09/2014 11:09:15 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 83 replies
    6/9/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I believe that the show "19 Kids and Counting" is a very wholesome show, and more than worthy of watching. This said, after the book, "Growing Up Duggar" came out, and after perusing it, I do believe that parts that talk abut hair lengths, clothing choices, etc, do perhaps need some discussion, given that there are some scriptural references stated within the book. And in reply: 1.) 1 Peter 3: 3-13 says: "Whose adorning let it no be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold or of putting on of apparel. But let it be...
  • There Is No ‘Third Way’ — Southern Baptists Face a Moment of Decision (and so will you)

    06/02/2014 6:09:52 AM PDT · by Bratch · 80 replies ^ | June 2, 2014 | Albert Mohler
    Southern Baptists will be heading for Baltimore in just a few days, and the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention is to be held in a city that has not hosted the convention since 1940. This time, Baptists attending the meeting will face an issue that would not have been imaginable just a few years ago, much less in 1940 — a congregation that affirms same-sex relationships.Just days before the convention, news broke that a congregation in suburban Los Angeles has decided to affirm same-sex sexuality and relationships. In an hour-long video posted on the Internet, Pastor Danny Cortez...
  • Southern Baptist Leaders Seek Softer Approach To Homosexuality

    05/21/2014 6:16:52 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 62 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | 5/17/14 | Blake Farmer
    Some Christian denominations around the U.S. have been slowly warming to the idea of gay marriage. A few have even made an about-face. Not so with the country's largest protestant group, Southern Baptists. The Southern Baptist Convention still preaches that marriage can only be between one man and one woman. But some pastors are softening their message. A Change Of ToneThe Southern Baptist Convention held a gathering of pastors at its Nashville headquarters in April. For an organization that has previously used opposition to gay marriage as a rallying point, statements here from church leaders, like Kevin Smith of Kentucky,...
  • Jehovah's Witness prediction spurs evangelism

    04/16/2014 4:44:17 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 19 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | April 15, 2014 | David Roach
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The 100th anniversary of Jehovah's Witnesses' prediction that history would end in 1914 presents an opportunity for leading members of the group to faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior, a Southern Baptist expert on Christian sects and cults said. Christians' "first task" in sharing the Gospel with Jehovah's Witnesses is helping them "put [their official publications] away and then deal with the Bible alone," Robert Stewart, professor of philosophy and theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, told Baptist Press. "What we need is evidence -- evidence that the Watchtower Society [Jehovah's Witnesses' central organization] has...
  • Jeb Bush to meet with Southern Baptist leader

    04/08/2014 10:04:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | April 8, 2014 | Robert Costa
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is reaching out to evangelical leaders as he considers a 2016 presidential run, and in early May, he will meet privately with Russell Moore, one of the country’s most prominent Southern Baptists. Moore, a frequent presence on television and at theological conferences, heads the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, which has more than 16 million members. Moore and an aide to Bush have confirmed the session, which will take place at Bush’s office in Miami. Bush, who has played down the idea that he is exploring...
  • National Baptist Candidate Calls Black Church Too Quiet, Passive, Disconnected

    04/02/2014 3:57:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Houston Forward Times ^ | April 2, 2014 | Hazel Trice Edney
    Tallahassee, Fla. Pastor Dr. R. B. Holmes, whose leadership against hazing and the infamous "stand your ground laws", has announced his candidacy for the presidency of the National Baptist Convention USA., Inc. At a National Press Club announcement last week, Holmes called on the Black church to arise and take back its historic role in fighting social justice issues. "The Black church has become too quiet, too passive, too disconnected when it comes to challenging policies programs and persons that degrade and devastate our people" said Holmes, flanked by dozens of church and community leaders. He also announced the formation...
  • SHOULD (former President) CARTER BE JAILED?

    03/27/2014 4:48:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Catholic League ^ | March 27, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    On March 22, NPR flagged this comment by Jimmy Carter:“The fact that the Catholic Church, for instance, prohibits women from serving as priests or even deacons gives a kind of a permission to male people all over the world, that well, if God thinks that women are inferior, I’ll treat them as inferiors. If she is my wife, I can abuse her with impunity, or if I’m an employer, I can pay female employees less salary.”Carter said practically the same thing on Charlie Rose on March 24 (it was reaired last night), and on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on March 24.Bill...
  • Jimmuh Carter says Obama “too embarrassed” to advance black agenda (plus video)

    03/27/2014 11:22:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/27/14 | Doug Book
    On Tuesday, Breitbart TV, former president Jimmy Carter stepped forward to remove all doubt as to whether he remains the implacable horse’s ass he has been since his days in the White House. In this brief video, Carter suggests Hillary, once elected president, might be “embarrassed” to pursue a strong campaign in favor of women’s rights issues given that she is also a female. Of course, she might also be criticized for bias, though certainly NOT by our national media. (1) And to make his point, Carter offered the example of Barack Obama who he apparently believes to have been...
  • Jimmy Carter says Pope Francis promised ‘women should have a greater role’

    03/27/2014 6:00:29 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/26/14 | Michelle Boorstein
    Former President Jimmy Carter isn’t exactly known for withholding his opinion, so it wasn’t surprising on Wednesday to hear him say he typed out and mailed a letter to Pope Francis challenging the pontiff on the status of women in the Catholic Church. “He promised me he thought women should have a greater role,” the 39th U.S. president told an audience during an appearance at The Washington Post. Carter was promoting his new book “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power.”Answering questions from journalists David Ignatius and Sally Quinn, Carter talked about the intersection of religion and gender...
  • Jimmy Carter Equates Sex-Selection Abortion With Murder of Babies

    03/27/2014 7:18:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Jack Coleman
    Television history was made last night when a guest on “Late Show with David Letterman,” for quite possibly the first and last time, used the words “murdered” and “aborted” in the same sentence. The person doing the talking was former president Jimmy Carter, who’s making the rounds to plug his new book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power.” (Video after the jump) Any conservative saying what Carter said, which was profoundly disturbing, would be immediately condemned by the left as an extremist – jimmycarterLETTERMAN: Things are contained in this book that I was completely ignorant about and...
  • Former President Carter Blasts Catholic Teaching on Women’s Ordination

    03/26/2014 6:00:24 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 60 replies
    In an interview with National Public Radio, former President Jimmy Carter said that Catholic teaching on women’s ordination has led to the abuse of women throughout the world. “The fact that the Catholic Church, for instance, prohibits women from serving as priests or even deacons gives a kind of a permission to male people all over the world, that well, if God thinks that women are inferior, I’ll treat them as inferiors,” said Carter. “If she’s my wife, I can abuse her with impunity, or if I'm an employer, I can pay my female employees less salary.” Jimmy Carter Issues...
  • Jimmy Carter: Religion Causes Unequal Pay Between Sexes

    03/25/2014 2:18:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 24 Mar 2014 10:03 PM | Jason Devaney
    Former President Jimmy Carter says the Bible is to blame for women’s making less money than men in the workplace. […] “That is really derived, I would say, indirectly from the fact that religious leaders say that women are inferior in the eyes of God, which is a false interpretation of the Holy Scriptures.” […] “It is disturbing to realize that women are treated most equally in some countries that are atheistic or where governments are strictly separated from religion,” he said. …
  • Jimmy Carter: ‘When They See That Pope…Say Women Can’t Serve As Priests…’

    03/24/2014 7:20:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 24, 2014 - 10:54 AM | Susan Jones
    “The existing abuse of females is the worst and most pervasive and unaddressed human rights violation on earth,” says former President Jimmy Carter, who is making the rounds of various news shows to promote his new book, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power.Carter—repeating something he’s stated previously—said the abuse is “indirectly” derived “from the fact that religious leaders say that women are inferior in the eyes of God, which is a false interpretation of the Holy Scriptures. But when they see that the pope, and the Southern Baptist Convention and others say that women can’t serve as...
  • Carter Blames Catholic, Southern Baptist Doctrine For Abuse of Women Around World

    03/24/2014 8:30:34 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 62 replies
    Published on Mar 24, 2014 On Morning Joe, former President Jimmy Carter says the doctrine of the Catholic and Southern Baptist churches on the role of women are used by men around the world as a justification to abuse women and pay them less.
  • Kim Jong-Un 'orders 33 people to be executed' because they made contact with Christian missionary

    03/05/2014 3:21:36 PM PST · by mojito · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3/5/2014 | Mark Shapland
    Thirty-three North Koreans face execution after being charged with attempting to overthrow the repressive regime of Kim Jong-un. The Koreans have landed themselves in hot water after it emerged they had worked with South Korean Baptist missionary Kim Jung-wook and received money to set up 500 underground churches. It is understood they will be put to death in a cell at the State Security Department. Experts believe the North Koreans are being punished more harshly than usual as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un combats a wave of dissatisfaction at the regime's isolationist "juche" doctrine. Missionary Kim Jung-wook was arrested and...
  • SBC leader says Russia isn’t pro-family, despite anti-gay laws

    02/19/2014 5:29:36 PM PST · by wonkowasright · 54 replies
    ABP News ^ | 2/19/2014 | Bob Allen
    The Southern Baptist Convention’s top spokesman for moral and public policy concerns says Russian President Vladimir Putin lacks moral authority to criticize Western countries for abandoning Christian values. “It really kind of makes my blood boil when I hear Vladimir Putin claiming to be pro-family values,” Russell Moore, head of the SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission said in a Feb. 19 podcast titled, “Is Russia really a ‘pro-family values’ nation?
  • SNAP urges Baptists to speak out on abuse ("Falsely saved" ministers or "out of fellowship" w/God?

    01/22/2014 9:30:46 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 229 replies
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | 1/10/2014 | Bob Allen
    Advocates say it isn't enough for churches to enact policies to prevent child sexual abuse, but churches where abuse has already occured must be more vocal in helping police catch predators. A victim support group held signs outside a Houston megachurch Jan. 9 calling for greater transparency about the reporting of child sexual abuse in Southern Baptist churches. A former youth pastor... A former youth minister... ...