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  • ACLU fights faith-based child placement agencies

    by Bonnie Pritchett/WORLD News Service, posted Thursday, October 05, 2017 (5 months ago)

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    LANSING, Michigan (BP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is challenging a Michigan law that allows faith-based foster care and adoption agencies to operate according to their biblical convictions. The lawsuit, filed against the state Sept. 20 in federal court, could jeopardize similar laws across the nation and force faith-based agencies to close.

    The lawsuit names Bethany Christian Services and Catholic Charities, which are not defendants, as foster care and adoption agencies that turned away two married lesbian couples trying to adopt children. Read More

  • LGBT protesters few, use SBC logo on flyers

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, June 14, 2017 (9 months ago)

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    PHOENIX (BP) -- A protest that an LGBT advocacy group had billed as "historic" was hardly noticeable on the opening day of the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix, bystanders said. But flyers distributed by the group included the SBC 2017 logo and theme.

    About 50 people appeared to join in Faith in America's (FIA) protest asking the SBC to remove homosexuality and transgenderism from the "sin list." They distributed flyers and engaged messengers in conversation outside the Phoenix Convention Center before disbanding around 1 p.m., bystanders told Baptist Press. The exact number of protesters was difficult to judge, separated in groups of two or so and blended in with passersby, witnesses said. Read More

  • Affirm LGBT lifestyles, foster care workers ordered

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, June 01, 2017 (9 months ago)

    CHICAGO (BP) -- Foster care workers and families in Illinois must allow gay and transgender youth to express and explore their chosen gender identity and sexual orientation, according to a new state governmental directive. Read More

  • LGBT education pushed for British toddlers

    by Kiley Crossland/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, April 24, 2017 (11 months ago)

    Britain's largest teachers' union thinks toddlers should be included in expanded compulsory LGBT education programs. Read More

  • Disney's 'gay moment' sours many Christians

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A gay plot twist in Disney's upcoming live-action "Beauty and the Beast" continues to stir discontent among Christians, with an online poll at Faith Driven Consumer (FDC) among the latest to voice displeasure.

    The poll reports 95 percent of 6,700 consumers said they are less likely to see the film because of an intimate attraction the bumbling LeFou character expresses toward the villainous Gaston. And 94 percent of those polled said they will likely spend less money on all Disney offerings as a whole, the online forum of 41 million Americans reported March 14. Read More

  • LGBT themes spread in kids' entertainment

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, March 02, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Themes promoting gay, bisexual and transgender lifestyles are becoming more prevalent in entertainment expressly marketed to children, most notably with Disney's upcoming version of "Beauty and the Beast."

    Disney's remake of Beauty and the Beast debuting in theaters March 17 will include a reimagined LeFou, who will express a homosexual yet conflicted attraction to the brutish and macho Gaston, the movie's director Bill Condon told the gay Attitude Magazine. Read More

  • U.N. set to appoint global LGBT advocate

    by Samantha Gobba/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, October 24, 2016 (one year ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender agenda is gaining traction at the United Nations, as the international organization prepares to vote on appointing an "independent expert" on preventing violence and discrimination.

    The post, created in July by the U.N.'s Human Rights Council, will come before the General Assembly for a final vote in November.

    The appointment will last three years, and the expert will "assess the ... Read More

  • LGBT history lessons planned for Calif. students

    by Molly Hulsey/WORLD News Service, posted Tuesday, July 26, 2016 (one year ago)

    CALIFORNIA (BP) -- California revamped its social-science education guidelines in July to incorporate lessons on historic lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender individuals and social movements in the approved curriculum. The decision garnered almost unanimous support at a public meeting and across the state, but some Californians are concerned about its long-term impact on their children. Read More

  • 'Horrified & heartbroken,' Orlando mourns

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, June 15, 2016 (one year ago)

    Screen capture from WESH Orlando
    ORLANDO, Fla. (BP) -- Pain pulsing through Orlando this week touches many more than the families of the 49 murdered and the 53 wounded by a single gunman's terrorism on the Lord's Day at a gay nightclub; it touches the entire community, pastors holding prayer services told Baptist Press.

    Prayer services continue today (June 15) at 6:30 p.m. at Delaney Baptist Church two blocks from the crime scene, and at 7:30 p.m. at The Church of the Cross, both Southern Baptist congregations. Read More