Ron DeSantis’s religious rhetoric and hard-charging policies are at the center of his outreach to White evangelicals. And yet, when it comes to his own Catholicism, the culture warrior is much more guarded, rarely mentioning the specifics of his faith and practice.
The Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, a pastor and former president of Interfaith Alliance who went from being a conservative Southern Baptist leader to an advocate for interfaith relations and LGBTQ Christians, died Wednesday at the age of 81.
Schools across Louisiana will also receive free LGBTQ+ Pride-themed posters to hang in their classrooms, though the designs might not be what some state lawmakers had in mind when they passed the new mandate Tuesday.
For more than a half-century, Robertson was a familiar presence in American living rooms because of his “700 Club” television show, the Christian Coalition, and blaming natural disasters on everything from homosexuality to the teaching of evolution.
Republican lawmakers rallied with more than 100 Bible-toting parents and children at Utah’s Capitol on Wednesday to protest a school district’s decision to remove the Bible from middle and elementary school libraries in the wake of a GOP-backed “sensitive materials” law passed two years ago.
Southern Baptists form a core part of the White evangelical Christian bloc that has reliably and overwhelmingly voted Republican in recent elections, and is expected to again in 2024. But Southern Baptists are weighing their options in the GOP presidential primary field.
The two candidates for SBC president hold many of the same beliefs but disagree sharply over how to handle the issue of sexual abuse and over the direction of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.
The Reformed resurgence swept through evangelicalism in the early 2000s, fueled by Calvinism, charisma, and complementarianism. Despite the fall of a number of leaders, the movement retains staying power.