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Oklahoma State University Diversity Coordinator Lawrence Ware Writes Op-Ed In ‘New York Times’ on Why He Is Leaving the Southern Baptist Convention

The first time I was called a nigger to my face was by a fellow camper at a Southern Baptist Convention retreat near Oklahoma City. I was 13, and it was 1995. Devastated, I complained to a counselor who suggested I pray for the ability to turn the other cheek.

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North Korea’s Persecution of Christians ‘On Par With Nero’s Rome,’ Human Rights Activist Tells Congressmen

Christians in North Korea are facing persecution that is likely "on par" with the level of persecution that the early Christian Church faced under Roman emperor Nero, a prominent human rights activist said during a Capitol Hill briefing Wednesday. (more…)

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Ex-Evangelical Blogger Says Creflo Dollar’s Prosperity Gospel Teaching Led him To Convert To Catholicism

A former Evangelical blogger who has since converted to Roman Catholicism has revealed that the prosperity gospel controversies surrounding big-name preachers like televangelist Creflo Dollar are what pushed him in that direction. (more…)

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The Church’s Silence on Abortion Is Deafening and Deadly

Here's a sobering fact: the majority of women who undergo abortions also claim an affiliation with faith in Jesus. According to the Guttmacher Institute (the research arm of the abortion industry), a combined 54 percent of women who underwent abortions in 2014 identified themselves as Protestant or Catholic Christians. (more…)

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Police Warn of Violence at London’s Annual Million Mask March

Thousands of activists are expected to descend on the center of the British capital Saturday for the annual Million Mask March, aimed at heralding political and social change. (more…)

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With Evangelical Leaders Continuing to Support Trump After Video Shows him Making Lewd Comments About Women, Collin Hansen, Editorial Director For the Gospel Coalition, Says, ‘This Is the Last Spastic Breath From the Religious Right Before Its Overdue Death’

I don’t need to tell you about the latest revelation of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s views and behavior toward women. I won’t tell you these comments, because they’re not appropriate for any ages. (more…)

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Christians In Russia Rally Against Country’s Proposed Law Banning All Evangelizing Outside of Church

Evangelicals protest the law, which would severely limit where and how Christians share the gospel. (more…)

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Here We Go: Over 100 Methodist Clergy Defy Church Ban Ahead of General Conference, Come Out as Homosexual and Lesbian

Dozens of United Methodist clergy members came out as lesbian, gay or bisexual on Monday, defying their church's ban on "self-avowed practicing homosexuals" serving in ministry and essentially daring their supervisors to discipline them. (more…)

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LISTEN: Russell Moore On Leading Well Through Election 2016

Russell Moore is President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral concerns and public policy entity of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. He is a frequent cultural commentator, an ethicist and theologian by background, and an ordained Southern Baptist minister. Moore is author

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LISTEN: Christianity: What Sets It Apart? (Understanding World Religions with Daniel Whyte III)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/understandingworldreligions/uwreligion-5.mp3 Welcome to the "Understanding World Religions" podcast. This is episode number 5. My name is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International. The simple purpose of this podcast is to help you become informed about the various religious beliefs that exist in the world today. In the

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