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Orlando massacre spurs prayer, compassionORLANDO, Fla. (BP) -- Calls for prayer and compassion rang out from Southern Baptists nationwide hours after the mass murder of 49 and the injury of 53 early Sunday (June 12) at an Orlando, Fla., gay nightclub in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
Armed with a handgun and an AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifle, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, a U.S.-born citizen of Afghani parents, walked into the Pulse nightclub around 2 a.m. and began shooting among the more than 300 patrons at the club as it prepared to close for the day. Read More
LGBT K-12 school proposed for Georgia
DALTON, Ga. (BP) -- A new school for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students in grades K-12 is being established in Atlanta as a safe zone for such students being bullied in traditional schools. But a Georgia Baptist leader is asking if a 5-year-old kindergarten student can identify as being LGBT -- or even a first or second grader, for that matter. Read More
Fayetteville voters approve LGBT anti-discrimination law
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (BP) -- Fayetteville citizens voted to ratify the city's Uniform Civil Rights Protection ordinance -- that now protects the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community -- by a slim margin Tuesday (Sept. 8).
Originally passed by the city council June 16, the law is a revised version of a law that the council passed in August 2014 and was then repealed by a popular vote last December. Read More
Houston pastors press their case in court
HOUSTON (BP) -- Houston pastors finally began to get their day in court in their lawsuit against the city and Mayor Annise Parker for dismissing thousands of voter signatures to repeal of a controversial pro-LGBT ordinance.
The plaintiffs' attorney, Andy Taylor, will seek to convince the jury to overturn the city's actions, challenging defense contentions that the signatures were penned to a bad document and duly disqualified. Read More
Mormons on LGBT rights called naive, unhelpfulWASHINGTON (BP) -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will support civil rights for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people if religious freedom protections also are ensured, its leaders announced Tuesday (Jan. 27).Southern Baptist leaders, however, said the Mormons' approach to the conflict between sexual rights and religious liberty is naive and unhelpful, as well as unacceptable to proponents of LGBT rights.In a Salt Lake City news conference, Mormon leaders described their stance as "fairness for all" -- or a "balanced approach between religious and gay rights" that endorses protections in housing, employment and public transportation for LGBT people and, at the same time, safeguards the rights of religious institutions and people. Read More
Fayetteville, Ark., LGBT law repealedIFAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (BP) -- Voters in a northwest Arkansas city have overturned a pro-homosexual/transgender ordinance that many claimed posed a threat to religious liberty.
In a special election Tuesday (Dec. 9), residents of Fayetteville -- home of the University of Arkansas -- approved repeal of the measure by fewer than 500 votes, with 52 percent (7,523) of voters in favor of repeal and 48 percent (7,040) opposed. ... Read More
FAYETTEVILLE: clarity, compassion, Christ
Fayetteville pastor Douglas Falknor, his wife and eighth-grade daughter attended an eye-opening council meeting when the city's LGBT ordinance was debated. Christians must show clarity, compassion and Christ in their involvement in the public square, Falknor writes. Read More
LGBT ordinance repeal on Fayetteville ballot
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (BP) -- Southern Baptist leaders in northwest Arkansas are expressing hope voters will overturn a pro-homosexual/transgender ordinance Dec. 9, turning back a significant threat to religious liberty. Read More