Tag «Evangelical»

Evangelical Left responds to Planned Parenthood videos

Evangelical Left figures have begun responding to an unfolding scandal involving Planned Parenthood and the alleged sale of organs from aborted children for profit. The authors and columnists join officials from the Southern Baptist Convention, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and others in expressing concern about the allegations. Controversy erupted last week when an anti-abortion organization, …

World Vision, recovering from gay policy shift, tries to shore up its evangelical base

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By Sarah Pulliam Bailey (RNS) World Vision tested evangelical boundaries three months ago when it announced it would allow its employees to be in same-sex marriages. The policy was short-lived; the relief group reversed it within 48 hours after supporters threatened to pull donations. In the past, World Vision has requested that it be known as a …

Spanish Christian Church, destroyed in Harlem blast, was ‘a little church that had an amazing impact’

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By Ryan Sit and Rich Schapiro Heaven help this church. The pastor of the destroyed Spanish Christian Church, which lost at least five parishioners in the Harlem blast, struggled for words after surveying the scorched site. “I have no words to explain how I feel, but I know that everything is in God’s hands,” said …

NYC explosion leaves one-third of Spanish Christian Church homeless

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By Jeremy Weber One of two buildings destroyed by an explosion today northeast of Manhattan’s Central Park not only housed a longstanding Hispanic evangelical church—it also reportedly housed one-third of the congregation. So reports The Huffington Post as more details emerge behind the natural gas accident in New York City’s East Harlem neighborhood that has …

Does the Bible prohibit providing services for same-sex weddings? Theologians weigh in

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Editor’s note: The Presbyterian Lay Committee (PLC), the publisher of The Layman and The Layman Online, does not support same-sex marriage. Instead, the PLC board affirms natural monogamous one man, one woman marriage, believing “with Scripture that God ordained the lifelong marriage of a man and a woman in the very order of creation and …

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