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  • Baptist pastor writes about his daughter's suicide

    Baptist pastor writes about his daughter's suicide
    As President Barack Obama draws attention to the need for mental health services, Religion News Service reporter Adelle M. Banks writes about a book by former Southern Baptist Convention president Frank Page on his daughter's suicide: Frank Page is...
  • Boy Scouts of America lifts ban on gay youth

    Boy Scouts of America lifts ban on gay youth
    GRAPEVINE, Texas — In a highly anticipated vote Thursday, the Boy Scouts of America lifted its ban on gay youth starting next year, the latest sign of a shift in American attitudes toward gays and lesbians. The resolution was adopted with more...
  • Boy Scouts proposal on gays makes everybody unhappy

    Boy Scouts proposal on gays makes everybody unhappy
    Adelle M. Banks writes for the Religion News Service that boths sides are unhappy with a proposal by the Boy Scouts to accept gay scouts, but not gay leaders: Conservative and liberal religious leaders may not agree on much, but both are expressing...
  • Charles Colson dies at 80; Watergate felon and prison reformer

    Charles Colson dies at 80; Watergate felon and prison reformer
    WASHINGTON — Watergate felon and prison reformer Charles W. Colson, who died Saturday at age 80 in northern Virginia, was two people. He was Richard Nixon's "hatchet man," the president's "evil genius," who by his own admission was "ruthless in...
  • Finalists announced in Hobby Lobby’s free campus sweepstakes

     
    The family that owns the Hobby Lobby gifts-and-crafts chain plans to give away a 217-acre  campus originally intended for the C.S. Lewis College in Massachusetts. The college failed to materialize and now the Green family is planing to give it away to...
  • Protestants lose majority in U.S. for first time; unaffiliated up

     
    Protestants, who have played a central role in the nation’s founding and development, no longer make up a majority of Americans for the first time in history, according to a new study released Tuesday....
  • Trayvon Martin comments cost Land his radio gig

     
    An investigation by the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission into the racially charged comments by Richard Land concluded with two reprimands and the cancellation of Land's weekly radio program, reports Christianity Today....
  • Black eye for Southern Baptists’ first black president

     
    NBC News reporter Louis Casiano has the embarrassing story of the first black president of the Southern Baptist Convention having to deal with a Southern Baptist pastor who refused to marry a black couple in his church: The leader and first African-...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio discusses his religion on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’

     
    Sen. Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican often mentioned as a vice-presidential prospect, talks to “CBS Sunday Morning” this weekend. CBS' Norah O'Donnell asks if Rubio is being vetted as Mitt Romney's running mate. “Well, I'm not...
  • Faith leaders discuss childhood obesity at White House today

     
    Twenty faith leaders from across the country will meet today at 10 a.m. with the First Lady's Let's Move! Office to discuss ways of engaging the faith community in the ongoing fight to end childhood obesity. The meeting with Let's Move Advisor Sam Kass is...
  • Clergy lead campaign for gun control in Washington Friday

     
    This from the Religion News Service: Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy, plan to lead a campaign in front of the Washington National CathedralFriday timed to mark the moment a week before when a gunman opened fire in a school in Newtown, Conn. But just...
  • Southern Baptists workshop how to stem decline

     
    The Florida Baptist Convention and the North American Mission Board are teaming up for a one-day workshop to discuss ways of stemming the decline in church membership. The Church Growth and Revitalization Conference will be held Jan. 29 at the First...