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Arkansas Pastor is New Southern Baptist President

By Juliet Linderman and Travis Loller | Jun 10
An Arkansas megachurch pastor was elected Tuesday to lead the country’s Southern Baptists.

Southern Baptists Could Weigh President, Gays

Jun 9
The Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, is in Baltimore this week for its annual meeting. Among the issues that will or are likely to come up.

Southern Baptist Leaders to Host Sex, Homosexuality Summit

Jan 27
Southern Baptist Convention leaders are hosting a summit in Nashville that will focus on sex.

Baptist Group Bars Chaplains From Same-Sex Rituals

By Brett Barrouquere | Sep 6
The Southern Baptist Convention, which provides the largest share of active-duty military chaplains, has barred members from taking part in weddings, counseling sessions and couples retreats for same-sex couples.

Ky. Church Wants Pastor Gone After Wife’s Column

By Dylan Lovan | Jul 10
A newspaper column lampooning Southern Baptists, calling the group "the crazy old paranoid uncle of evangelical Christians," is causing quite a stir in a Kentucky city and put a pastor’s job in jeopardy.

Southern Baptists Officially Oppose Gay Scout Rule

By Juan Lozano and Travis Loller | Jun 12
The Southern Baptist Convention approved a resolution Wednesday expressing its opposition to and disappointment in the Boy Scouts of America’s new policy allowing gay Scouts.

Southern Baptists Expected to Address Scouting

Jun 12
The Southern Baptist Convention is expected to take a stand against the Boy Scouts of America’s acceptance of gay members at the denomination’s annual meeting in Houston this week.

Southern Baptists Re-Elect First Black President

Jun 11
The Southern Baptist Convention re-elected its first black president, the Rev. Fred Luter Jr., at its annual meeting Tuesday. Luter was first elected in 2012.

Churches Split on Scouts’ Welcoming of Gay Youth

By David Crary | Jun 6
A number of Churches in suburban areas have severed ties with the Boy Scouts of America and Southern Baptist leaders may include a resolution encouraging SBC-affiliated churches to phase out their sponsorships of Scout units.

Southern Baptists Urge Continued Ban On Gay Scouts

By Travis Loller | Feb 20
The nation’s largest Protestant group is calling on members of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to uphold a ban on gay Scouts and leaders when it votes in May.

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