An unconventional strategy of giving away guns to unchurched men is part of a larger “affinity” evangelism approach adopted by the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
Kentucky Baptist leaders are appealing to churches to make up a budget shortfall resulting from Sunrise Children’s Services’ “biblical stand” against hiring employees who are openly gay.
Bill Smithwick, who earlier this year recommended that a Baptist agency consider hiring employees who are openly gay, has resigned amid a firestorm of controversy ignited by his proposal.
Kentucky Baptists approved a year-old recommendation to terminate its partnership with Georgetown College despite opposition based on procedural concerns.
A Baptist children’s ministry recently decided against changing policies to allow the hiring of gays, but the agency head who suggested the idea faces an uncertain future.
Sunrise Children’s Services’ board of directors voted Friday not to change its hiring practices to allow the employment of gays.
The head of a Kentucky Baptist child care agency says it’s better to end a ban on hiring gays than risk losing taxpayer funding necessary to sustain ministry to children who are at risk.
Moderate and progressive ministers say Kentucky Baptists leading opposition to a city fairness ordinance don’t speak for them.
Georgetown College has tapped a senior administrator from a North Carolina Baptist school as president.