RNS Daily Digest

c. 2003 Religion News Service Conservative Christians Hail Upholding of Anti-Porn Filters WASHINGTON (RNS) Conservative Christian groups hailed the Supreme Court decision Monday (June 23) that upholds a law requiring public libraries to include anti-pornography filters in their computers. In a 6-3 ruling, the justices upheld the Children’s Internet Protection Act. “Libraries should be safe-zones […]

NEWS STORY: Church Conference Urges Lowered Rhetoric, New Negotiation on Korea Crisis

c. 2003 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ As tensions between the Bush administration and North Korea’s Communist regime continue to escalate, church leaders and policy experts called for a lowering of the confrontational rhetoric and stepped-up negotiations to defuse the crisis. “We need to advance a view not of pre-emptive war, but of diplomatic priorities,” […]

NEWS STORY: Baptists End Annual Meeting Pondering Mission Challenge

c. 2003 Religion News Service PHOENIX _ Southern Baptists closed one of their most slimly attended and least-contentious conventions in decades Wednesday (June 18) after focusing on issues they’ve long cared about _ supporting traditional families, opposing homosexuality and sending missionaries. But messengers, as delegates are called, were also told that because of money woes […]

RNS Daily Digest

RNS Daily Digest Southern Baptists Link with `Ex-Gay’ Ministries PHOENIX (RNS) A Southern Baptist task force has formalized the denomination’s interest in working with so-called “ex-gay” ministries by launching an initiative called “The Way Out.” Announced Tuesday (June 17) during the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, the initiative is a joint project of […]

NEWS STORY: Baptists Adopt Resolution Opposing Gay Partnerships

c. 2003 Religion News Service PHOENIX _ Spurred on by new and proposed laws allowing gay civil unions, Southern Baptists overwhelmingly adopted a resolution Wednesday (June 18) opposing homosexual marriage. “We continue to oppose steadfastly all efforts by any court or state legislature to validate or legalize same-sex marriage or other equivalent unions,” the resolution […]