Arkansas Religion http://ualrpublicradio.org en Southern Baptist President: No Change On marriage Stance http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/southern-baptist-president-no-change-marriage-stance <p>The new president of the Southern Baptist Convention says the denomination won't relax its position on same-sex marriage and transgender identity, even as courts across the country strike down gay marriage bans and the group tries to bolster membership.</p><p>On Tuesday at their annual meeting in Baltimore, members of the Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution opposing efforts by governments to "validate transgender identity as morally praiseworthy."</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:42:01 +0000 Associated Press 24641 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Church Leaders Give Christmas Help To Gun Victims, Preach Stronger Laws http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/church-leaders-give-christmas-help-gun-victims-preach-stronger-laws <p>A group called “Arkansan Pastors for Gun Sense” is partnering with law enforcement agencies around the state to reach out to families of victims of gun violence by delivering toys and Christmas hams &nbsp;Saturday. In addition to supporting victims, the group has been pushing for legislation to strengthen background checks and other gun trafficking laws.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:31:44 +0000 Chris Hickey 16404 at http://ualrpublicradio.org 6 Tony Alamo Properties Scheduled For Auction http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/6-tony-alamo-properties-scheduled-auction <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Six properties in Fort Smith owned by convicted evangelist Tony Alamo have been scheduled for auction next month.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Texarkana Gazettes reports that the properties include the Alamo Ministries church building, a gym, warehouse, restaurant, restaurant parking lot and a house.</span></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:44:02 +0000 Associated Press 16134 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Voters In NLR's Park Hill To Decide Whether To Allow Alcohol Sales http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/voters-nlrs-park-hill-decide-whether-allow-alcohol-sales <p></p><p></p><p>Early voting starts Monday for residents of a historic North Little Rock neighborhood to consider repealing a ban on the sale of alcohol.</p><p>It has been almost half a century since residents of Park Hill voted to prohibit alcohol sales. The neighborhood is along both sides of John F. Kennedy Boulevard, between Interstate 40 and McCain Boulevard.</p><p>Former North Little Rock Mayor Terry Hartwick, who today is president of the city’s Chamber of Commerce, says the ban has kept the area from reaching its full potential.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:10:39 +0000 Michael Hibblen 13876 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Voters In NLR's Park Hill To Decide Whether To Allow Alcohol Sales Arkansas Teacher Seeks Apology From Catholic School After Gay Marriage Firing http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-teacher-seeks-apology-catholic-school-after-gay-marriage-firing <p>A former teacher at <a href="http://www.mtstmary.edu/">Mount St. Mary Academy</a> in Little Rock is telling the public her story, after being fired from the private high school for marrying her female partner.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tippi McCullough spoke to an audience of supporters and reporters Tuesday at an Arkansas event sponsored by the </span><a href="http://www.hrc.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Human Rights Campaign</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">; a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocacy group.</span></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:59:01 +0000 Malcolm Glover 13274 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Teacher Seeks Apology From Catholic School After Gay Marriage Firing Arkansas Catholics React To Pope Francis' Election http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-catholics-react-pope-francis-election <p></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:24:09 +0000 Associated Press 924 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Catholics React To Pope Francis' Election