Arkansas Religion

Local & Regional News
2:42 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Southern Baptist President: No Change On marriage Stance

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.

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."

Local & Regional News
3:31 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Church Leaders Give Christmas Help To Gun Victims, Preach Stronger Laws

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  Saturday. In addition to supporting victims, the group has been pushing for legislation to strengthen background checks and other gun trafficking laws.

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Local & Regional News
8:44 am
Mon December 16, 2013

6 Tony Alamo Properties Scheduled For Auction

Six properties in Fort Smith owned by convicted evangelist Tony Alamo have been scheduled for auction next month.

The Texarkana Gazettes reports that the properties include the Alamo Ministries church building, a gym, warehouse, restaurant, restaurant parking lot and a house.

The sale is intended to raise funds to pay $15 million that Alamo was ordered to pay to each of two men after a jury found that he ordered the men beaten, starved and abused when they were children in his ministry.

Local & Regional News
6:10 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Voters In NLR's Park Hill To Decide Whether To Allow Alcohol Sales

Signs line John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Park Hill asking voters to support the alcohol proposal.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR

Early voting starts Monday for residents of a historic North Little Rock neighborhood to consider repealing a ban on the sale of alcohol.

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.

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.

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Local & Regional News
2:59 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Arkansas Teacher Seeks Apology From Catholic School After Gay Marriage Firing

Tippi McCullough speaks to an audience, during a press conference in Little Rock.
Credit Malcolm Glover / KUAR

A former teacher at Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock is telling the public her story, after being fired from the private high school for marrying her female partner.

Tippi McCullough spoke to an audience of supporters and reporters Tuesday at an Arkansas event sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign; a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocacy group.

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New Pope And Arkansas
10:24 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Arkansas Catholics React To Pope Francis' Election

Pope Francis

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor of the Diocese of Little Rock says Pope Francis is well-suited to address the church's challenges and that he reacted with "surprise and delight" at the selection. 

Taylor said Wednesday that having a pope from Latin America will bring a "special sensitivity" to poorer regions of the world, where two-thirds of Catholics live. 

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