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

| Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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 declare New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, Calif., not in “friendly cooperation” with ...

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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 Latter-day Saints, in a statement Friday, said it joined a friend-of-the-court brief asking the high court to hear Utah's marriage case.

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

| Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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 convention tries to bolster its membership.

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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 that gay sex is immoral.

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

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | 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

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | 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 work against religious coercion in the military.

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

| Friday, September 6, 2013
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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Southern Baptists officially oppose Boy Scouts’ policy to accept gay youth

| Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Johnny Hanson, Houston Chronicle/APRev. Fred Luter Jr. points upward after being re-elected as the Southern Baptist Convention's president during the 2013 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Houston on Tuesday.
HOUSTON -- 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.

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Leader of Southern Baptist Convention links North Korean threats to gay marriage, Boy Scouts

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Sunday, March 31, 2013
Fred Luter
Fred Luter, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, appeared Wednesday on TruNews with Rick Wiles, the Religious Right talk show host who is convinced President Obama is literally a demon.

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Southern Baptists urge Boy Scouts to continue its ban on gays

| Wednesday, February 20, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- 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 leaders and Scouts when it votes in May.

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