OCALA, Fla. (ABP) – The state legislator and Southern Baptist layman who championed the Stand Your Ground law made infamous in the Trayvon Martin case was relieved when the killer was charged with second degree murder.
ARLINGTON, Texas (ABP) – An influential black pastor says the Southern Baptist Convention should repudiate remarks about race by the head of its ethics commission, and if Richard Land does not repent he should be fired.
SHREVEPORT, La. (ABP) – A former Louisiana Baptist camp director has pleaded guilty to sending pornographic photos of himself over the Internet to an undercover police officer posing as a 14-year-old girl, according to media reports.
VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (ABP) – An American Baptist leader says one tragedy of the Trayvon Martin shooting is that racial profiling is nothing new for African-American boys and even men.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (ABP) – Directors of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America adopted a statement March 28 urging “diplomacy over bombs” in the United States’ relations with Iran.
CORSICANA, Texas (ABP) -- A Texas Baptist youth minister was arrested March 19 on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (ABP) – The gay-marriage debate is about far more than sex, says a leader of one of three Baptist groups working together to defeat an upcoming vote to amend North Carolina’s constitution to recognize marriage as only between a man and a woman.
SEATTLE (ABP) – A Seattle Baptist church known for a long history of social activism voted March 4 to affirm Washington State’s new law legalizing gay marriage.
A Kenyan expatriate and Baptist pastor who lost his bid for a parliamentary seat in 2007 has announced plans to run again. And his ultimate ambitions reach even higher, as evidenced by his Facebook page, "Rev. Dr. Solomon Kimuyu for President."
CORDOVA, Tenn. (ABP) – A Catholic presidential candidate received a prayer of blessing from a Southern Baptist mega-church during a campaign visit to Memphis.