• Southern Baptists tell pastors: hold line on gays

    • Oct 28, 2014

    More than a thousand evangelical pastors and others — gathered for a three-day conference to steel the resolve of Christians who preach that gay relationships are sinful — were asked a simple question: How many live in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage? Hands rose all across the convention hall.

  • Evangelical leader Russell Moore denounces ex-gay therapy

    • Oct 28, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore denounced reparative therapy at a conference here, saying the controversial treatment that attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation has been “severely counterproductive.” Moore, who serves as president of the Southern Baptists’ Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, spoke to a group of

  • Pastor accused of affairs temporarily banned

    • Oct 16, 2014

    An Alabama Baptist minister who confessed to having sex with married church members and neglecting to tell them he had AIDS was temporarily banned Thursday from acting as pastor. Montgomery County Circuit Judge Charles Price issued a preliminary injunction, as sought by deacons and trustees of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.

  • Lawsuit: Pastor knew he had AIDS, had affairs

    • Oct 14, 2014

    After listening to his sermons for 24 years, parishioners of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church probably thought they knew the Rev. Juan D. McFarland. But from the very pulpit where he preached about God’s love and service to the community, he delivered some stunning revelations: He had had affairs with

  • Baptist youth pastor facing sex abuse charge

    • Oct 14, 2014

    EUBANK, Ky. – Police have charged a youth pastor in Pulaski County with sex abuse involving a juvenile. Eubank Police Chief Colin Hatfield told The Commonwealth Journal that 30-year-old Rex Allen Murphy is charged with first-degree sex abuse, third-degree sodomy and use of a minor in a sexual performance. The Pulaski

  • Kentucky Baptists want gay-friendly church out

    • Oct 10, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky Baptists will vote later this year on whether to sever ties with a Louisville member church that says it is open to performing gay marriages. A committee of the Kentucky Baptist Convention voted Thursday to end its relationship with Crescent Hill Baptist Church. The Louisville church