The order is a compromise between those wanting religious contractors to play by the same rules as everyone else and those who say competing for taxpayer funding should not come at the expense of religious convictions.

Published in Politics

Three CBF and two Methodist pastors say they believe religious freedom is not an excuse for business owners to discriminate against gays.

Published in Social Issues
Friday, 11 October 2013 11:32

Book says faith overcomes discrimination

Contributions document how an ecumenical movement opposed an Alabama law illegalizing ministry to undocumented immigrants. The book should also remind Baptists that they were once reviled minorities, and that they should conduct themselves accordingly, a prominent theologian says.

Published in People
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 11:28

SBC touts safeguard for gay-marriage foes

Supporters say legislation is needed to protect individuals and religious organizations that don’t recognize gay marriage from discrimination. Opponents say same-sex couples who are legally married should be treated the same as everyone else.

Published in Politics
Friday, 23 August 2013 08:56

How much should we pay the pastor?

Considering budgets, national averages, church size, education and the gender gap, it’s no wonder churches struggle getting it right when it comes to pastor compensation.

Published in Congregations
Friday, 16 August 2013 13:18

Baptists support discrimination ban

Moderate and progressive ministers say Kentucky Baptists leading opposition to a city fairness ordinance don’t speak for them.

Published in Social Issues
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 14:06

Baptists take sides in ordinance debate

Southern Baptists in Kentucky are leading the fight against a city ordinance that would ban discrimination against gays, while a CBF pastor is speaking up in the measure’s support.

Published in Social Issues

It’s hurtful when people hate you just because of who you are.

Published in Talk With the Preacher
Friday, 15 March 2013 11:35

School adding transgender policy

A private Christian university is working to create a policy regarding transgender individuals as a sister school faces a lawsuit for dismissing a student.

Published in Social Issues
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 11:44

Poll: Gay-marriage right not absolute

American’s views on gay marriage are murky when it comes to distinguishing between services and legal rights, according to a new survey by LifeWay Research.

Published in Social Issues
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