Southern Baptists to Debate Oversight of Abuse Investigation

Pastors speaking on behalf of victims push for task force to direct inquiry into the Executive Committee. Some Southern Baptists are calling on their denomination to appoint a task force to oversee what would be its largest investigation into sexual abuse responses and coverup. While the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) recently commissioned its own independent inquiry, a motion being debated at the denomination’s annual meeting would transfer oversight of... Read More

Southern Baptists Elect Ed Litton as New President

The Alabama pastor, known for his inclusion of women and work on racial justice, beat out Mike Stone of the Conservative Baptist Network in a runoff. Pastor Ed Litton, championed by supporters as a force for gospel unity and racial reconciliation, was elected the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), overtaking the candidate backed by a passionate faction of conservatives in a runoff. Litton’s election is seen a signal of the direction of the nation’s largest... Read More

Southern Baptist Elect Ed Litton as New President

The Alabama pastor, known for his inclusion of women and work on racial justice, beat out Mike Stone of the Conservative Baptist Network in a runoff. Pastor Ed Litton, championed by supporters as a force for gospel unity and racial reconciliation, was elected the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), overtaking the candidate backed by a passionate faction of conservatives in a runoff. Litton’s election is seen a signal of the direction of the nation’s largest... Read More

Miami Beach rejects Clevelander settlement, will appeal order blocking 2 a.m. booze ban

In a statement Tuesday night, Paz also said the city would reject a settlement offer from the Clevelander hotel, which sued the city last month over the booze ban. The proposed settlement sought to shield some Ocean Drive businesses, like the Clevelander, from the 2 a.m. cutoff while allowing the city to enforce the law in the rest of the district. ... Read More

Gov. Ron DeSantis downplays coronavirus ‘Delta’ variant after CDC upgrades level of concern

“I don’t think it’s going to go up anywhere like it did last summer because we have so much immunity,” DeSantis said, referring to the millions of people who have gotten vaccinated during the past six months. “But the best thing you can do, particularly if you haven’t gotten the vaccine, particularly if you have any health problems … is to get a shot.” ... Read More