Today, there are two interesting columns on the new Gallup poll showing that a record-low 41% of Americans self-identify as “Pro-Choice.” Just last July, 47% of Americans embraced the “Pro-Choice” label. Meanwhile, 50% of Americans call themselves “Pro-Life.” This stat is down just one-point from the record-high in 2009 of 51%. Over at Washington Post’s [...]
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[For background, please see my last post: Richard Land the Plagiarist: Top SBC Ethicist Stirs Up Controversy With Someone Else's Rant.] In the last post, I revealed that Richard Land passed off as his own – plagiarized – two separate columns during his March 31st radio program. I received more than a few e-mails asking [...]
Richard Land is the President of the ETHICS & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. A controversy began to brew on April 2 when Associated Baptist Press reported on Richard Land’s comments regarding the Trayvon Martin tragedy – “Land says activists using Trayvon Martin” – on his Nashville radio program Richard Land Live [...]
Alliance of Baptists Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Proposes Statements on Trayvon, Transgender Victims & More// Apr 09, 2012
The Alliance of Baptists will meet later this week in Austin, Texas to celebrate the small progressive denomination’s 25th anniversary: We began as a dissenting voice in Baptist life 25 years ago. Today we are the many voices of progressive Christians around the world seeking to respond to the continuing call of God in a [...]
Below is a round-up of my recent blog posts here at the BDW Blog: Video: People of Faith Against North Carolina’s Anti-Gay Amendment One (3/30) Jimmy Carter Backs Abortion-Reduction and Restricting Abortion Rights (3/29) Robert George Replaces Richard Land on U.S. Commission on Religious Freedom (3/28) My Thoughts on Al Mohler’s interview of former President [...]
Check out this video titled “People of Faith Against Amendment One” produced by the Coalition to Protect North Carolina Families. The short-video features several North Carolina Baptist pastors among other Christian and Jewish clergy.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter recently called on the Democratic Party to back abortion-reduction efforts and restrictions on abortion rights. On a media tour promoting his latest and most unique book – NIV Lessons from Life Bible: Personal Reflections with Jimmy Carter – the former President had this to say about abortion during an interview [...]
Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, recently concluded his service on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Land’s service ended due to mandated term limits for commissioners. Land served on the commission from 2001-2004 and 2005-2012. Four other commissioners’ terms ended on March 22. [...]
Dr. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, recently interviewed former President Jimmy Carter. As I noted in my post featuring highlights, this was an extremely fascinating interview. Here are a few thoughts I had after reading the interview: 1) President Carter has a nuanced view of homosexuality. He’s not welcoming & affirming of [...]
Dr. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, recently interviewed former President Jimmy Carter on his program Thinking in Public. The interview was extremely extremely fascinating. President Carter spent much time talking about his background growing up as a Southern Baptist, teaching Sunday School while living in the White House and preparing Sunday School [...]