Meggan Sommerville, a frame-shop manager at a Hobby Lobby store in Aurora, Ill., is suing the company for discrimination.

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Wednesday, 02 July 2014 18:55

Seminary cuts ties with embattled SGM

A spokesman for Southern Baptist Theological Seminary confirmed that the school is ending a formal partnership with Sovereign Grace Ministries, accused in criminal and civil courts of mishandling reports of sexual abuse.

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A former youth minister in Texas says he lost his job for taking a stand essentially identical to an SBC resolution cautioning against belief in “heaven is for real” testimonies.

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A seminary president who called for the ouster of a church suspected of violating the SBC’s ban on churches which affirm homosexuality says timing and polity questions won the congregation a temporary reprieve.

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A seminary president says Southern Baptists have faced a learning curve about how to properly handle the reporting of child sexual abuse.

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Ronnie Floyd suceeds the Southern Baptist Convention’s first African-American president as messengers honor the owners of Hobby Lobby for standing up to Obamacare and a seminary president addresses controversy over his allowing a non-Christian to enroll as a Ph.D. student.

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LifeWay Christian Resources President Thom Rainer defended selling Glorieta Conference Center to a non-Southern Baptist ministry for $1 though the property was worth millions.

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Leaders of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists said they are “deeply concerned” about a Southern Baptist Convention resolution declaring that transgender persons are outside of God’s will.

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The Southern Baptist Convention responded in a “third way,” neither condoning nor rebuking a church on record opposing Southern Baptist teaching that homosexuality is a sin.

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Victims of child sex abuse and their supporters canvassed the SBC annual meeting with fliers asking Baptist officials to “take child sex abuse cases more seriously.”

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