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LGBTQ-friendly church OK with getting Southern Baptist boot

Sep. 27, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

When her teenage daughter came out as a lesbian several years ago, one of the first things Caroline Joyce did was to Google, “Can you be gay and be a Christian?” The family was attending a conservative Southern Baptist church in the Greensboro, North Carolina, area that...

Southern Baptists cut ties with LGBTQ-friendly church

Sep. 21, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

The Southern Baptist Convention's top administrative body voted to cut ties with two congregations on Tuesday — an LGBTQ-friendly church in North Carolina that had itself quit the denomination decades ago and a New Jersey congregation it cited for “alleged discriminatory behavior.” ...

Southern Baptists say denomination faces DOJ investigation

Aug. 12, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention said Friday that several of the denomination's major entities are under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice in the wake of its multiple problems related to clergy sex abuse. The SBC's Executive Committee...

Southern Baptist Convention says it is under investigation by Department of Justice

Aug. 12, 2022 17:38 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Southern Baptist Convention says it is under investigation by Department of Justice.

Church apologies: Top leaders say sorry for historical sins

Jul. 24, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

When Pope Francis apologizes to Indigenous groups on Canadian soil this week, he will make another effort toward healing harms inflicted at church-run residential schools — and add to the Catholic Church’s growing ledger of atonement for past transgressions. Like the papacy, top...