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  • Floyd & former SBC presidents take marriage stance

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, June 17, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- The current and 16 former Southern Baptist Convention presidents released a statement on biblical marriage and the national implications of same-sex marriage in a June 17 news conference prior to the concluding sessions of the SBC annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio.

    SBC President Ronnie Floyd moderated the news conference, attended by eight of the former presidents. Read More

  • Court readies for arguments over definition of marriage

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, April 27, 2015 (3 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two and a half hours of arguments Tuesday (April 28) as the next step toward a long-awaited decision that will determine if marriage in all 50 states is expanded beyond the definition it has held since the beginning of time. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Supreme Court & marriage – preparing our churches

    by Ronnie Floyd, posted Monday, April 27, 2015 (3 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- One of the most powerful features in our upcoming Southern Baptist Convention in Columbus, Ohio, will occur in our final afternoon session on Wednesday, June 17. This is not the year to leave the annual meeting early! Read More

  • Culture shift: questions for pastors & churches

    by Roger S. Oldham/SBCLIFE, posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In August 2013, same-sex marriage was legal in 13 states and the District of Columbia. By February of this year, Alabama had become the 37th state in which same-sex marriage was declared lawful despite a state constitutional amendment to the contrary that had been adopted by 81 percent of its citizens. Read More

  • Ala. Supreme Court halts same-sex marriage licenses

    by Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, March 04, 2015 (3 years ago)

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP) –- The Alabama Supreme Court has ordered a halt to same-sex marriage licenses in the state, posing a direct challenge to a federal court in Mobile that overturned the state's marriage laws.

    The Alabama court, in a March 3 decision, stated: Read More

  • 'I would hug him,' says florist of gay accuser

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, March 03, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    RICHLAND, Wash. (BP) -- A Southern Baptist florist does not regret her nine-year friendship with a homosexual man who won a lawsuit against her after she refused to design floral arrangements for his gay wedding, she told Baptist Press.

    "If Rob [Robert Ingersoll] walked in the store today, I would hug him and catch up on his life," Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Wash., told BP. "The same faith that tells me that I can't be a part of Rob's wedding is the same faith that tells me to love him as Christ does. Read More

  • Court rules against florist for refusing gay wedding

    by Staff, posted Thursday, February 19, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    KENNEWICK, Wash. (BP) -- The Alliance Defending Freedom will appeal a Washington state judge's ruling against a 70-year-old Christian florist and grandmother who refused to provide flowers for a gay wedding.

    Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Wash., violated a gay couple's constitutional rights and state laws, according to Benton County Superior Court Judge Alexander Ekstrom, when Stutzman refused to provide flowers for the couple. Read More

  • Baptists refute 'evangelical' marriage group

    by Art Toalston & Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist theologians and ethicists have taken exception to a new organization -- Evangelicals for Marriage Equality that is advocating for same-sex marriage in the name of evangelical Christianity. Read More

  • Mass. marriage amendment overcomes opposition, passes

    by Michael Foust, posted Wednesday, January 03, 2007 (11 years ago)

    BOSTON (BP)--In an action that surprised even some conservatives, Massachusetts legislators Jan. 2 passed a proposed constitutional marriage amendment just hours before it would have died as the session ended. Read More