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The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a United States-based, Christian denomination. It is the world's largest Baptist denomination and the largest Protestant body in the US with over 16 million members and more than 42,000 churches. - Source: Wikipedia
Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention at their annual gathering Wednesday overwhelmingly backed a resolution calling for the removal of Boy Scouts of America leaders who approved a policy shift allowing the participation of openly gay Scouts, expressing concern that this may be the first step toward "future approval of homosexual leaders" in the BSA.
The dust is settling two weeks after the Boy Scouts of America's national council adopted the policy accepting openly gay Scouts but retaining a ban on gay adult Scout leaders. Hopes of some officials that the compromise would put the controversy to rest do not appear to be panning out.
Once again, the membership rolls of Southern Baptists, the largest Protestant denomination in the country, have dipped.
Chaplains with the Southern Baptist Convention said the U.S. military has blocked access to its website on bases around the nation, calling the content "hostile" and inappropriate.
A two-day gathering aimed at educating and liberating Muslims in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community opened in Detroit on Friday.
Boy Scouts of America governing board members have decided to delay their decision on whether to admit gays or not, according to breaking news reports from NBC.
Some churches have expressed outrage after an announcement by the Boy Scouts of America that it might lift its policy banning gays from the organization.
If Americans clearly have become more comfortable with homosexuality, it's not because homosexual behavior is any less sinful than it ever was, but rather our culture has promoted it as natural and therefore acceptable.
Prominent evangelical leaders announced a new effort Monday to persuade conservative Christians and lawmakers to support overhauling U.S. immigration laws.
Prominent evangelical leaders announced a new effort Monday to persuade conservative Christians and lawmakers they should support overhauling U.S. immigration laws.
Protestant pastors support Mitt Romney for president by more than a 3-to-1 margin over Barack Obama, and the Republican challenger's Mormonism didn't affect many of their decisions, a new survey from the Southern Baptist Convention's research team found.
The owners of a historic campus in the hills of western Massachusetts announced Friday that they'll give it away to a Christian college from Arizona that plans to eventually host 5,000 students there.
A long-serving Air Force chaplain has left the Southern Baptist Convention after the conservative denomination publicly questioned his attendance at a same-sex civil union ceremony at his base in New Jersey.
The Southern Baptist Convention voted Tuesday to elect its first black president in one of its biggest steps yet to reconcile the 167-year-old denomination's troubled racial past and appeal to a more diverse group of Christians.
The nation's largest Protestant denomination is set to take its biggest step yet toward resolving its troubled racial past.