Monday, 17 February 2014 20:05

Gay Baptist minister sues for right to wed

Bojangles Blanchard, an ordained Baptist minister in Louisville, Ky., says denying same-sex couples the benefits of marriage treats them as second-class citizens.

Published in People
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 18:50

Okla. Baptist leader blasts gay marriage ruling

Anthony Jordan of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma quickly condemned yesterday’s ruling by a federal judge that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Published in Social Issues
Thursday, 09 January 2014 17:17

Mo. Baptists sue state over gay marriage order

Four Missouri taxpayers including the editor of the Baptist state newspaper say Gov. Jay Nixon violated the state’s constitution with an executive order allowing same-sex couples legally married in another state to file joint tax returns.

Published in Politics
Friday, 03 January 2014 17:05

Rethinking the sacredness of marriage

It is not unusual for a celebrity’s short-term “hook up” to be considered a marriage, while a 35-year committed relationship between two persons of the same gender is not.

Published in Commentaries
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 22:14

Gay couple fined 1 cent for trespassing

Maurice “Bojangles” Blanchard, an ordained minister who leads outreach to the LBGT community at a Baptist church in Louisville, Ky., called the symbolic verdict a moral victory for gay marriage.

Published in Social Issues
Tuesday, 15 October 2013 17:12

Baptist leader blasts ‘civil religion’

Russell Moore, head of the SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, weighed in on a panel discussion on faith, culture and religious liberty in the 21st century.

Published in Social Issues
Friday, 11 October 2013 19:31

BGCT chaplains won’t wed gay couples

Texas Baptist chaplains cannot perform same-sex marriages but are otherwise permitted to provide pastoral care “shaped by the Bible and Baptist tradition.”

Published in Organizations
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:28

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, 20 September 2013 15:02

ERLC defends rules for military chaplains

Russell Moore and Andrew Walker of the Southern Baptist Convention Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission appear in an online video responding to criticism of new guidelines barring chaplains from attending same-sex weddings leveled in a commentary carried by Associated Baptist Press.

Published in Organizations
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 15:04

Mohler says military chaplains at risk

The U.S. military’s “normalization” of same-sex marriage puts Southern Baptist chaplains on the front line of America’s culture war, says Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler.

Published in Social Issues
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