| May 23, 2013
| 3:34 PM
GRAPEVINE, Texas — In a highly anticipated vote Thursday, the Boy Scouts of America lifted its ban on gay youth starting next year, the latest sign of a shift in American attitudes toward gays and lesbians.
The resolution was adopted with more...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:14 AM
Adelle M. Banks writes for the Religion News Service that boths sides are unhappy with a proposal by the Boy Scouts to accept gay scouts, but not gay leaders:
Conservative and liberal religious leaders may not agree on much, but both are expressing...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Jimmy Carter in 2009 announced he was severing ties with the Southern Baptist Convention after six decades because the leadership clings to the doctrine that "women are subservient to their husbands, and prohibited from serving as deacons, pastors or...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 9:29 AM
The Sunday morning chat shows will get religion for Easter. They also will focus on the gay marriage issues before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Cardinal Timothy Egan, archbishop of New York, will be a guest on ABC's "This Week" and CBS' "Face the Nation."...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 4:58 AM
The Laurel Highlands Council of the Boy Scouts of America has asked volunteers to consider the possibility of allowing open gays to join.
Gay-rights groups have been pressuring the national executive board to overturn its ban on homosexual members. Mike...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 12:28 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — With the Boy Scouts of America entangled in a furor over its ban on gays, lesser-known youth organizations across the ideological spectrum see an opportunity. They wonder if the turmoil might prompt some families to give them a...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 3:00 AM
A local Scouting official said the organization will respect whatever decision is made when the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America votes this spring on whether to open membership to gays.
On Feb. 6, the national group decided to postpone a...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 1:15 PM
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Faced with intense pressure from two flanks, the Boy Scouts of America said Wednesday it needed more time for consultations before deciding whether to move away from its policy of excluding gays as scouts or adult leaders....
| Feb 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Christianity Today's Melissa Stellar writes about the changing diversity within the Southern Baptist Convention. Twenty percent of the churches are non-Anglo and many of those are black congregations: New data from the North American Mission Board (NAMB)...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 4:28 PM
A northwest suburban church is stepping up its opposition to a ban against gay members and leaders in the Boy Scouts of America as the organization meets this week to reconsider the longtime policy.
At the Congregational United Church of Christ of...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Roe v. Wade — the U.S. Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion and sparked America's unending second Civil War — hit the big 4-0 this week.
At the decision's midlife, it's the United States that faces a soul-searching crisis....