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CNN Publishes Feature on Russell Moore: The Survival of a Southern Baptist Who Dared to Oppose Trump

Russell Moore was the most prominent anti-Trump voice in his denomination. It almost cost him his job. (more…)

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Christian 72-Year-Old Florist Fined for Refusing To Supply Flowers for Same-Sex Wedding Takes ‘Last Stand’ at Supreme Court

Barronelle Stutzman, also known as the "Christian grandma florist," is now asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear her appeal to reverse a Washington court's decision earlier this year that found her guilty of discrimination for refusing to provide flowers for a gay wedding. (more…)

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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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“The Message” Bible Creator Eugene Peterson Pens Statement In ‘The Washington Post’ Retracting his Support for Same-Sex Marriage After he Was ‘Put on the Spot’

Eugene Peterson has reversed his new stance affirming gay marriage, saying he was "put on the spot" and that he really does believe in traditional marriage. (more…)

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Russell Moore says Eugene Peterson Is Wrong For his Decision To Support Homosexuality and Homosexual Marriage, but Moore Shows Compassion To the Author of ‘The Message’ Bible and says The True Message of The Gospel and The Church Will March On Whether ‘The Message’ Bible Does or Not

Evangelical ethicist Russell Moore expressed disappointment in retired pastor Eugene Peterson announcing his support for gay marriage, and warned that if a "wise man" like him can make such a mistake, other Christians can make errors too. (more…)

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Message Over Medium: Are Online Services Causing Low Church Attendance? Author Skye Jethani Discusses with Southern Baptist ERLC Leader Russell Moore

Declining church attendance is partly because of basic economics and a Christian media-saturated world, which has unfortunately communicated that the time and place for worship does not really matter, according to author Skye Jethani. (more…)

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A South Sudanese girl living in the North reacts during Christmas day celebrations at a Catholic church in the Umbada locality of Omdurman December 25, 2013. (PHOTO: REUTERS/MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH)

Samaritan’s Purse, ERLC Urge President Trump to Tackle Severe Persecution of Sudanese Christians

Several leading evangelical organizations in America have urged U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to stand up to the destruction of churches and severe forms of persecution Christians and others face in Sudan. (more…)

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President Trump Urged To Address India’s Religious Repression During Prime Minister Modi’s Visit

United States senators urged President Trump to address India's deteriorating religious freedom conditions -- including its discrimination against foreign humanitarian organizations -- when he met with that country's prime minister Monday (June 26). (more…)

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Leaders of evangelical organizations sign the “Justice Declaration,” a statement by Christian leaders on criminal justice reform, in Washington, D.C., on June 20, 2017. Left to right, Prison Fellowship Ministries President James Ackerman, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore, National Association of Evangelicals President Leith Anderson, and John Stonestreet, president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks

Christian Leaders Sign “Justice Declaration,” Calling for More Equitable Approach to Incarceration, Crime, and Punishment

Evangelical Christian leaders are spearheading a campaign for criminal justice reform, calling for equitable punishment, alternatives to incarceration and a different take on the “tough on crime” language of the Trump administration. (more…)

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What Is the ‘Alt-Right’ Movement Condemned By the SBC? Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Leaders Provide Answers

The alt-right social and political movement is in the spotlight after the Southern Baptist Convention condemned alternative-right white supremacy at its 2017 annual meeting in Phoenix. (more…)

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LISTEN – Big Tent Revival: Russell Moore, Pastor Dwight McKissic, and Christena Cleveland Discuss Southern Baptists’ Challenging Their Racist History on NPR

This year’s annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention got heated over a resolution that demanded the official denouncement of white nationalism and the alt-right. The resolution was put forward but not actively considered until outcry picked up, and a revised resolution was ultimately accepted. (more…)

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Russell Moore Slams Trump Administration’s Deportation ‘Death Sentence’ For Iraqi Christians As ‘Wrong, Wrong, Wrong’, Issues Letter With Other Evangelical Leaders Asking For Halt To Deportations

Top Evangelical ethicist Russell Moore has joined the chorus of Christian leaders condemning the arrests of Iraqi Christians in the United States, who now face the threat of deportation. (more…)

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White Supremacy and Racism Are ‘Anti-Christ,’ Russell Moore Tells Southern Baptists At Annual Convention

The president of the Southern Baptist Convention's policy wing called white supremacy and blood and soil racism "anti-Christ doctrines," and urged all Baptists to be "a sign of contradiction to the world." (more…)

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Thousands of Southern Baptist Convention delegates voted on a new president and several resolutions at their meeting on June 10, 2014. (Photo by Van Payne via Baptist Press)

Southern Baptists Begin Annual Meeting With Many in Convention Still at Odds Over Election Outcome: Dean of Union University says, “Barack Obama Didn’t Divide Us. Donald Trump Divided Us.”

Ask a historian about the newest tensions in the Southern Baptist Convention, and you’ll hear words like theology, polity and methodology. (more…)

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Baltimore Ravens Player Ben Watson Calls Bernie Sanders ‘UnAmerican’ For Questioning Trump Nominee’s Evangelical Beliefs

Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson and evangelical religious leaders from both sides of the political aisle have spoken out against Sen. Bernie Sanders' questioning of White House Deputy Budget Director nominee Russell Vought's evangelical beliefs on salvation. (more…)

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Is Governor Sam Brownback Set to Leave Kansas For Position As Ambassador For International Religious Freedom In the Trump Administration?

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback didn't deny rumors on Thursday that he could be nominated by President Donald Trump as the next ambassador for international religious freedom and wouldn't say whether he plans to complete his term as governor. (more…)

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