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  • New book: Homosexuals & everyone else need Gospel

    by Annie Corser & Art Toalston, posted Friday, February 19, 2016 (one year ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The Gospel demands change for homosexuals just as it demands change for all people, two Baptist collegiate professors write in a new book, "Transforming Homosexuality: What the Bible Says About Sexual Orientation and Change."

    "If we withhold that truth from them out of fear of offending them, then we don't love them. We cut them off from salvation," Denny Burk and Heath Lambert write. "The only way for them to be saved is to receive Christ. The only way to receive Christ is by repentance and faith." Read More

  • LGBT K-12 school proposed for Georgia

    by Joe Westbury/Christian Index , posted Friday, January 08, 2016 (2 years ago)

    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

  • Catholic school ordered to hire gay employees

    by Daniel James Devine/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, January 04, 2016 (2 years ago)

    MILTON, Mass. (BP) -- A Massachusetts state court ruled in mid-December that a Catholic school may not deny employment to a homosexual, a decision activists hail as the first of its kind in the country.

    Fontbonne Academy, an all-girls college preparatory school in Milton, offered Matthew Barrett a job as a food service director in the summer of 2013. But when Barrett filled out a new employee form and listed his "husband" as an emergency contact, school administrators rescinded the offer, citing Catholic belief that marriage is between a man and woman. Read More

  • Lutheran group severs relationship with Scouts

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, December 02, 2015 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- The second largest Lutheran denomination in America has severed its official relationship with the Boy Scouts of America based on concerns over the BSA's decision this summer to allow openly homosexual Scout leaders.

    The Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod (LCMS), a theologically conservative denomination with 2.1 million members, said in a news release it "no longer seems tenable" to abide by a 2013 Memorandum of Understanding with the BSA, in which the two organizations pledged to "work cooperatively" to "establish and nurture Scout units as an expression of the nurture and outreach ministry of The Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod." The release was issued by LCMS President Matthew Harrison and Bart Day, executive director of the LCMS Office of National Mission. Read More

  • Pro-marriage prof. faces possible dismissal

    by Benjamin Hawkins, posted Tuesday, November 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (BP) -- A tenured, Southern Baptist professor at a university in California could face dismissal for allegedly "retaliating" against a student who complained about his support for traditional marriage.

    "If I were to use legal terms -- even though this is not a legal proceeding -- I've been convicted but not sentenced," Robert Oscar Lopez, an associate professor of English and classics at California State University-Northridge (CSUN), told Baptist Press. "They said that I was guilty of retaliation, which is a serious charge in academia" -- punishable at CSU by demotion, suspension without pay or dismissal. Read More

  • Counseling homosexuals involves 'speaking truth in love'

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Tuesday, October 13, 2015 (2 years ago)

    SBTS photo by Emil Handke
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) -- Christian counselors should be able to speak lovingly and winsomely to people struggling with homosexual attraction, said evangelical leaders during a homosexuality conference at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    The conference, titled "Homosexuality: Compassion, Care, and Counseling for Struggling People," was sponsored by the ... Read More

  • LGBT protestors spark news conf. at SBTS

    by S. Craig Sanders, posted Monday, October 05, 2015 (2 years ago)

    SBTS photo by Emil Handke
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Reparative therapy is a "superficial" response to homosexual and transgender change and Christian ministers must instead call all people to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, said leaders of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors in Monday (Oct. 5) news conference. Read More

  • Faith-based schools face LGBT dilemmas

    by Wayne Stender/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, October 05, 2015 (2 years ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- In the months since the Supreme Court decided same-sex marriage should be legal throughout the United States, faith-based high schools have entered a new frontier. While some Christian schools are fighting to teach biblical views on sexuality, others have changed to fit in.

    More than a week ago, Lance Sanderson was sent home from his all-boys high school in Tennessee. He asked the administration ... Read More

  • Black church conf. addresses 'biblical sexuality'

    by Myriah Snyder, posted Thursday, September 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Myriah Snyder
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- "The sexual revolution in the black church" was among the topics addressed at a Louisville, Ky., symposium on "Biblical Sexuality in the Black Church."

    More than 400 people gathered for the Sept. 19 sessions at Forest Baptist Church, where several Southern Baptists made presentations. Among them were symposium organizer Joel Bowman, pastor of Temple of Faith Baptist Church in Louisville, and Curtis Woods, the Kentucky Baptist Convention's associate executive director for ... Read More

  • Transgender issues to be focus of conf. at SBTS

    by James A. Smith Sr., posted Monday, September 14, 2015 (2 years ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- A "first-ever" conference by evangelicals on the subject of transgenderism will be held Oct. 5 at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

    "Transgender Confusion and Transformational Christianity" is a preconference to the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors annual conference Oct. 5-7, which is focused this year on the subject of homosexuality. Read More