Tag: Gays

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Lifestyle

Detroit pastor steps down, ponders future after announcing same-gender marriage

BISHOP ALLYSON D. NELSON ABRAMS by Donald JamesThis article is part two in a series exploring sexual relationships in the African American clergy. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 was not a typical day of worship for Bishop Allyson D. Nelson Abrams. For the first time in more than five years, she no longer stood in the pulpit as pastor of Zion Progress Baptist Church, near downtown Detroit, to preach one of her patented fiery sermons that the congregation had become accustom to hearing.

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Opinion

Some homosexuals confuse a crime with a ‘right’

RAYNARD JACKSON (NNPA)—As it is written, “there is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”—Proverbs 14:12What an appropriate statement to describe the continued denigration of the moral fabric of American society. I am fed up with everyone trying to be accommodating of homosexuals when they refuse to reciprocate towards those who disagree with them. Let me explain.

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National

Southern Baptists re-elect first Black president

Rev. Fred Luter Jr. points upward after being re-elected as the Southern Baptist Convention’s president during the 2013 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting at the George R. Brown Convention Center Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in Houston. Luter was the SBC’s first Black president. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Johnny Hanson) HOUSTON (AP) — The Southern Baptist Convention re-elected its first Black president, the Rev. Fred Luter Jr., at its annual meeting Tuesday. Luter was first elected in 2012. His presidency comes at a time when the nation’s largest Protestant denomination is trying to move beyond its traditional White Southern base. The Nashville-based Southern Baptist Convention claims 16 million members, but recently announced that membership declined in 2012 for the sixth straight year.