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BREAKING NEWS — Boy Scouts of America national council vote to allow gay members

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — About 1,400 members of the Boy Scouts of America national council voted today to allow openly gay members to join the 103-year-old organization. The vote reverses a decades-long ban on gay members and was approved by 61 … Continue reading

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Mid-Tenn. Scouts call for retaining traditional stance

NASHVILLE (BP) — The Middle Tennessee Council of the Boys Scouts of America has voted to affirm Scouting’s current national membership policy as “a core value of the Scout Oath and Law.” Hugh Travis, the Scout executive for the 37-county council, … Continue reading

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R.I., Del., race to legalize gay ‘marriage’

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to issue its much-awaited decisions on gay “marriage,” but a handful of state legislatures are seemingly racing to become the 10th state to redefine the institution to include same-sex couples. Significantly, … Continue reading

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Virginia Baptist group keeps gay-led church

RICHMOND, Va. (ABP) — A Baptist church in Virginia kicked out of its state organization for ordaining a gay man to the ministry in fall 2012 retained membership in its local association March 19. Richmond Baptist Association (RBA) voted 176–158 to “embrace … Continue reading

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Scouts delaying vote, spark Baptist leaders’ hopefulness

IRVING, Texas (BP) — Facing pressure from its supporters and members, the Boy Scouts executive board announced Feb. 6 it is delaying a decision on lifting its prohibition of gay Scout leaders and members until May, when it will put … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Chick-fil-A’s biblically-based values stand out in media storm

NASHVILLE (BP) — In a day when companies such as General Mills, Nabisco, JC Penney and Target seemingly compete to appear the most supportive of gay marriage, Chick-fil-A and its biblically-based values stand out — and the nation and media … Continue reading

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Breaking News — 37 religious organizations urge Congress to pass anti-discrimination bill

WASHINGTON (ABP) — Thirty-seven faith groups wrote senators June 12 urging passage of a bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism coordinated the letter signed by faith … Continue reading

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Breaking News — The Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists denounces ‘hate speech’

KENSINGTON, Md. (ABP) — The Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists (AWAB) called June 1 for Baptist leaders across all traditions to denounce rhetoric from Baptist pulpits promoting violence and even genocide against gays. Robin Lunn, executive director of the … Continue reading

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Breaking News – Kansas pastor says gays should be put to death

SENECA, Kan. (ABP) — A Baptist pastor in Kansas is taking heat for suggesting the government should execute homosexuals in an audio clip from his Sunday sermon making the rounds on the Internet. Curtis Knapp, pastor of New Hope Baptist … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Missouri Baptist churches pull out of softball league because of gay pastor

ST. CLAIR, Illinois (RNS) — The May 15 night scene couldn’t have been more American — teams from the local churches, decked in matching T-shirts, faced each other on the softball field as their fellow congregants cheered from the bleachers. … Continue reading

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