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  1. Everything You Need To Know About Mike HuckabeeRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | ABC News

    ... term. Huckabee then went on to serve two full four-year terms as governor. What he used to do: A practicing Southern Baptist minister for 12 years, starting in college at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. What happened last time he ran: In ...


  2. Boy Scouts boss says time to end ban on gay leadersRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Capitol Hill Blue

    ... leadership standards consistent with their faith. But some churches may be alienated nonetheless. Some Southern Baptist churches stopped sponsoring troops after gay scouts were allowed, and letting in gay adults will likely prompt even more ...


  3. Conservatives Slam Gates' Call to End Boy Scout Ban on Gay AdultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | News Max

    Conservative and religious organizations Thursday blasted Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates for calling for an end to the group's ban on gay adults, with an official of the Southern Baptist Convention telling Newsmax that it was "an incremental step" toward full Scout participation by homosexuals. "We are disappointed, but we're not surprised," said Roger Oldham, a vice president of the SBC , which represents the nation's largest Protestant denomination.


  4. 'Prosperity Gospel' Pastor Is Asking His Church To Buy Him A $65 Million JetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | ThinkProgress

    ... long accused its leaders of using the Bible to exploit the poor. Meanwhile, Russell Moore, President of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, has specifically criticized Dollar for his jet solicitation, saying his actions and ...


  5. Obama, Bush and Carson believe this nonsense? Our faith-addled,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | Salon

    CNN might wish to rename its show "This Week in Politics" as "This Week in God"; it's getting that bad. Just in the days between May 1 and May 7, for example, the Seventh-Day Adventist evolution-denier Ben Carson announced his intention to seek the 2016 Republican nomination, as did the Southern Baptist and onetime pastor Mike Huckabee.


  6. Southern Baptists to open their ranks to missionaries who speak in tonguesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Religion News Service

    Anita Hensley of Kansas City, Mo., joins in worship at the National Day of Prayer observance on Capitol Hill on May 2, 2013. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks After decade-long resistance, the Southern Baptist Convention will admit missionary candidates who speak in tongues, a practice associated with Pentecostal and charismatic churches.


  7. The Minimum Wage quadrupled from 1938 to 1956Read the original story

    Saturday May 16 | OpEdNews

    There is a handy new app available at and at iphone's app store: "Mythopedia" by Media Matters. A dictionary of conservative lies, it currently numbers about 400, but only 400? Surely they are not watching enough Fox News! You can search for the myth - I prefer lie - it even accepts voice commands, and you are presented with cogent facts and arguments debunking the associated "myth".


  8. International Mission Board Drops Ban on Speaking in TonguesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Christianity Today

    For more than a decade, the Southern Baptist Convention's International Mission Board disqualified candidates who spoke in tongues or who had been baptized in churches that disagreed with the convention's view of baptism. That changed Wednesday, when the IMB's trustees, at the prompting of their new president David Platt, approved a new, simplified set of rules for the agency's more than 4,800 missionaries.


  9. We can end the illegal sex tradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Politico

    Too often, when we think of sex trafficking in America, we imagine women smuggled here from Asia or Latin America, when in fact we should be picturing everyday girls and women from our own neighborhoods, exploited by pimps and brothel owners in our own cities and towns. We should think of women like one in Boston, who was abused by her addicted mother's boyfriend, ran away over and over from foster homes and was recruited when only 13 by her first pimp, who promised to care for her.


  10. Evangelicals hold steady amid U.S. faith declineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | World Magazine

    ... of the ability to retain our own young people, including millennials," Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, told me. "And that just points to the importance of a strong understanding of the gospel and very clear ...


  11. Southern Baptist leaders react to study of 'America's Changing...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Florida Baptist Witness

    The number of Christians in America has dropped nearly 8 percentage points since 2007 while the number of religiously unaffiliated adults has increased by nearly 7 percentage points during the same period. That's the finding of the Pew Research Center's 200-page study of "America's Changing Religious Landscape" released May 12. The survey of some 35,000 adults drew a variety of reactions from Southern Baptist leaders.


  12. 4 Christian Denominations With the Most Conservative Stance on Death PenaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | News Max

    ... to live quiet and peaceful lives." 2. Southern Baptists Several sects of the Baptist faith, including the Southern Baptist Convention, have weighed in on the death penalty. Leaders within the SBC have asserted the death penalty should only be used ...


  13. 6 Christian Denominations With the Most Conservative Stance on Birth ControlRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | News Max

    ... of birth control a nod, most likely, to the sheer size of the denomination on a global level. As with the Southern Baptist faith, Catholics are slowly shifting their views, though the Vatican continues to denounce birth control. A brochure on the ...


  14. Raul Castro: Pope Francis May Inspire Me to Go Back to ChurchRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Daily Kos

    A very interesting story. No doubt Republican Catholics will consider becoming Southern Baptists or "impeaching" the Pope.


  15. Jeb Bush books Liberty University's commencementRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | CNN

    The former Florida governor will deliver the school's May 9 commencement, handing him the same audience of students at the university founded by Southern Baptist pastor Jerry Falwell that Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas had when he launched his presidential campaign in March. President Barack Obama will deliver commencement addresses at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota, on May 8, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, on May 20. Click through to see more big-name speakers coming to universities across the country.


  16. Guidestone CEO tells Liberty University Graduates to Become People of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | PRWeb

    ... of the Year by the Religious Heritage of America and was elected by his peers as president of the National Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference. Hawkins is the author of more than 30 books, including the best-selling "The Joshua Code" and "The Jesus ...


  17. Christian History: 8 Preachers That Had the Greatest Impact on America's Moral CompassRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | News Max

    ... States presidents have sought his private counsel for five decades. 3. Jerry Falwell Jerry Falwell, a Southern Baptist pastor, left his stamp on politics and education. He founded Liberty University in 1971 and then co-founded the Moral Majority in ...


  18. Pastor: Who Thinks It's A Hard Decision If Some Fa***t Wants You To Bake Them A Wedding Cake?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | Daily Kos

    This pastor is a real charmer, I must say. In the below vicious rant, he manages to call gay folks the F word, sodomites , and perverts.


  19. John Meador, Former Pastor Of Woodland Park, To Lead Southern Baptist Pastors' ConferenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 |

    John Meador, pastor of the Dallas-area First Baptist Church in Euless, Texas, and former pastor at Woodland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga, will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference, according to an announcement by Tennessee pastor Steve Gaines.


  20. Maggie Gallagher 1 hour ago Progressivism has now progressed to the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | National Review Online

    First Hillary Clinton declares her job is to change "deep-seated" religious beliefs around the world that interfere with abortion rights. This week, Frank Bruni, fresh from asserting with approval that Mitchell Gold wants to make Christians take homosexuality off their sin list, decides to attack the Catholic Church for committing the primal sin of patriarchy.