Tag Archives: homosexual marriage

America awaits justices’ action on same-sex marriage | Baptist Press

WASHINGTON (BP) — The wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to announce it is ready to provide a verdict on same-sex marriage may be near an end. Then again, it may not. The justices are scheduled to meet in a … Continue reading

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Atlanta fire chief gets Baptists’ defense | Baptist Press

ATLANTA (BP) — Georgia Baptist Convention leaders are rallying to defend Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, who has been suspended without pay for a month and ordered to undergo sensitivity training over a book he wrote that upholds a biblical … Continue reading

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Does God Call Us to Do Hard Things? | ONE True Joy

The failure of the Supreme Court of the United States to hear the case regarding Virginia’s marriage amendment has sent shock waves through nearly every sphere of life across the Commonwealth. We all became immediately aware of the effect that … Continue reading

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Why Christian Pastors Are Divided On “The Marriage Pledge” | TGC | Trevin Wax

When the most recent issue of First Things arrived earlier this month, I was surprised to see an article by R. R. Reno which encouraged pastors and ministers to stop signing government-provided marriage certificates. “The Marriage Pledge” intends to preserve … Continue reading

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Moore: pope voices ‘strong’ statement on marriage | Baptist Press

VATICAN CITY (BP) — Southern Baptists’ lead ethicist has affirmed “a strong statement” by Pope Francis on traditional marriage during the pontiff’s opening address at the Vatican colloquium on “the complementarity of man and woman in marriage.” “Pope Francis made … Continue reading

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When should pastors speak? | SBTS Southern Blog

Andrew T. Walker — November 14, 2014 There’s been a lot of discussion about Hillsong and its pastor Brian Houston’s comments about gay marriage. I’ve written about the subject here and here at First Things. I’d like to very briefly … Continue reading

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Sexual Orientation and the Gospel of Jesus Christ | AlbertMohler.com

I recently addressed a major national conference on “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage” held by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. As expected, the conference was one of the most responsible and … Continue reading

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In Defense of Marriage and the Rule of Law — The Importance of Making the Right Argument | AlbertMohler.com

Some arguments just have to be made, and made well. In the case of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the moment for such an argument arrived last week when that court had to rule on … Continue reading

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Simple Observations about the ERLC National Conference | Praisegod Barebones

I did not attend the ERLC National Conference on the Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage. In money, in time away from work, and in time away from family, the cost exceeded my budget for October. Although I did … Continue reading

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Court breaks ranks, upholds marriage bans | Baptist Press

WASHINGTON (BP) — A federal appeals court upheld state laws that refuse to recognize same-sex marriage Thursday (Nov. 6), seemingly preparing the way for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide a contentious issue it has avoided so far. In a … Continue reading

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Reflections on the ERLC Conference 2014: Part 3 | Baptist Twenty One

I recently attended the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention national conference on “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage.” I am thoroughly encouraged by the work of this entity of our convention and the … Continue reading

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Gushee will allow no one to challenge him | Denny Burk

David Gushee has written a piece for the Washington Post today explaining his recent shift away from a biblical view on sexuality (which I wrote about here). He also singles-out me and Robert Gagnon as being inappropriately focused on biblical … Continue reading

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Reflections on the ERLC Conference 2014: Part Two | Baptist Twenty One

I just left the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention national conference on “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage.” I am thoroughly encouraged by the work of this entity of our convention and the … Continue reading

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‘I Stand Sunday’ draws 6,000-plus in Houston | Baptist Press

HOUSTON (BP) — As pastors embroiled in a lawsuit against the city of Houston rallied thousands Sunday for the cause of religious liberty and with chants of “Let the people vote,” their cohorts in the battle also were crying out … Continue reading

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5 Myths About Homosexuality | SBC Today

Dr. David L. Allen | Dean of the School of Theology Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary MYTH 1 – The Bible does not condemn homosexuality. It is common to hear the LGBT community say the Bible does not condemn homosexuality. This … Continue reading

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Reflections on the ERLC National Conference 2014: Part One | Baptist Twenty One

I just left the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention’s inaugural national conference. Entitled “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage,” this conference was designed to equip churches, pastors, and Christians to minister in our … Continue reading

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Former homosexuals: Gospel approach needed | Baptist Press

NASHVILLE (BP) — Evangelical Christians need to change their approach to the hot-button issues of homosexuality and marriage, thinking with a Gospel focus and practicing Gospel community, participants in a national conference were told Tuesday (Oct. 28). Southern Baptist leaders, … Continue reading

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Houston mayor to drop subpoenas of ministers | Baptist Press

HOUSTON (BP) — The subpoenas will be withdrawn, Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced today (Oct. 29). The word “subpoenas” grabbed national attention after it became known that five Houston ministers were being subpoenaed for sermons and other private correspondence regarding … Continue reading

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ERLC conference drawing diverse crowd | Baptist News Global

Pro-LGBT groups hope a Southern Baptist Convention conference intended to defend traditional marriage will open the door to more give-and-take about what the Bible says about homosexuality. By Bob Allen While speakers at this week’s conference on “The Gospel, Homosexuality … Continue reading

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How to Survive a Cultural Crisis | 9Marks

By Mark Dever | 10.23.2014 Public opinion appears to be changing about same-sex marriage, as are the nation’s laws. Of course this change is just one in a larger constellation. America’s views on family, love, sexuality generally, tolerance, God, and so much … Continue reading

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