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Union University withdraws from CCCU over same-sex ‘marriage’

JACKSON, Tenn. (BP) — Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, has announced its withdrawal from the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) because of what a Union news release called the council’s “failure to respond appropriately to two member institutions … Continue reading

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End to ban on gay Boy Scout leaders will go to national board vote

DALLAS (RNS/Reuters) — The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Executive Committee unanimously approved allowing gay adults to serve as leaders, officials said July 13, in a major step toward dismantling a policy that has caused deep rifts in the 105-year-old … Continue reading

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Baptist concerns greet order against bakers

PORTLAND, Oregon (BP) — A penalty of $135,000 and a gag order against Oregon bakers who declined to provide a cake for a same-sex ceremony have evoked protests and concerns from Southern Baptist leaders. Brad Avakian, commissioner of Oregon’s Bureau … Continue reading

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Baylor removes ‘homosexual acts’ from misconduct policy

WACO, Texas (RNS, TAB) — Earlier this year, Baylor University made a discreet change to its sexual misconduct policy by removing a line regarding “homosexual acts.”  While some may see this as a step toward approval of gay and lesbian … Continue reading

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Smithwick resigns as Sunrise president

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) — The president of Sunrise Children’s Services, Bill Smithwick, has resigned amid disapproval from Kentucky Baptists over his support for allowing homosexual employees at the state convention-affiliated childcare agency. A statement from Sunrise’s board of directors said Smithwick, … Continue reading

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Senate passage of ENDA appears near after 61–30 vote for consideration Nov. 4

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Senate has taken a step that apparently assures it will approve for the first time a bill to grant workplace civil rights on the basis of a person’s homosexual, bisexual or transgender status while, opponents … Continue reading

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Twitter carries Baptist leaders’ dismay with gay ‘marriage’ ruling

NASHVILLE (BP) — Social media, particularly Twitter, was a preferred format for Southern Baptist leaders and others to express their reactions in the hours that followed the landmark Supreme Court decisions on gay “marriage” June 26. Columns written and tweeted by … Continue reading

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Exodus International closes after Chambers’ apology

IRVINE, Calif. (BP) — Exodus International, a decades-old ministry of helping people overcome homosexual behavior, announced it is closing down June 19, the same day its president, Alan Chambers, issued a public apology to people who have been hurt by … Continue reading

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Boy Scouts resolution ‘not frantic or angry’

NASHVILLE (BP) — The president of the Association of Baptists for Scouting said he agrees with a Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) entity leader who said Southern Baptists’ resolution on the Boy Scouts membership policy was “not frantic or angry.” Also, SBC … 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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