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Christian Right issues anti-LGBT manuals teaching legal discrimination

Sunday, June 21, 2015
AP (File)
Christian Right leaders may be assuming they’ll lose their battle against equality for LGBTQ people, and they are hunkering down for what they foresee as a long siege against conservative Christian churches, businesses, and organizations. ...

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Southern Baptist leader vows never to officiate same-sex union

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Pastor Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, gives the presidential address to the Southern Baptist Convention at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, in Columbus, Ohio, June 16, 2015. Floyd exhorted members to stand united against same-sex marriage and vows that he will never officiate a same-sex union.
The president of the nation's largest Protestant denomination vowed never to officiate a gay union, and the Southern Baptist Convention called on the Supreme Court not to declare same-sex marriage a constitutional right. ...

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Hate group leader Tony Perkins to join gay marriage foes at Vatican meeting

Saturday, November 15, 2014
Tony Perkins
Next week, American Religious Right leaders including the Southern Baptist Convention’s Russell Moore, pastor Rick Warren, Archbishop of Philadelphia Charles Chaput, and Latter-Day Saints official Henry Eyring will be joining opponents of LGBT equality from around the world at an ...

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Southern Baptists eject Calif. church for disagreeing that being gay is a sin

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
AP
The Southern Baptist Convention has kicked out a California church that voted earlier this year to disagree that the Bible teaches that homosexuality is a sin. The Associated Baptist Press reports the Convention’s Executive Committee voted unanimously on Tuesday to ...

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Churches urge U.S. Supreme Court to act on same-sex marriage

Sunday, September 7, 2014
Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY -- The Mormon church and four religious organizations are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene and settle once and for all the question of whether states can outlaw gay marriage. The Church of Jesus Christ of ...

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Southern Baptists oppose transgender identity, won’t relax stance on gay marriage

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
AP
BALTIMORE -- The new president of the Southern Baptist Convention says the denomination won't relax its position on same-sex marriage and transgender identity, even as courts across the country are striking down gay marriage bans in record numbers and the ...

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Pastor who calls homosexuality Satan’s ‘con job’ to lead Southern Baptists

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Ronnie Floyd
BALTIMORE — An Arkansas megachurch pastor was elected Tuesday to lead the country's Southern Baptists as the conservative denomination tries to turn around declining membership, church attendance and baptisms and faces increasing conflict with mainstream culture, especially over its conviction ...

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Richard Land ‘exposes’ the ‘Dirty Little Secret’ of the gay community

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Richard Land
While filling in for Washington Watch host Tony Perkins on Tuesday, Southern Baptist Convention official Richard Land and guest Donna Rice Hughes of the anti-pornography group Enough Is Enough agreed that sexual abuse causes homosexuality. ...

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Southern Baptist Convention leader: Gays are pawns of Satan

Friday, March 28, 2014
Richard Land
On “Washington Watch” on Thursday, Jerry Boykin of the Family Research Council sat down with Southern Baptist Convention leader Richard Land to discuss of Military Religious Freedom Foundation founder Mikey Weinstein, who is loathed by the Religious Right for his ...

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Baptist group prohibits chaplains from taking part in any same-sex ritual

Friday, September 6, 2013
military-chaplain
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- 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. ...

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