Gay-rights group targets Southern Baptist Convention
A pro-LGBT organization plans to send a message to Southern Baptist Convention leaders at the denomination’s annual conference next weekend: Stop religious-based harm to LGBT children and teens.
Faith in America (FIA) announced its “Save yOur Child” initiative late last month and claims it has rallied a team of medical professionals, clergy, country music stars, and volunteers to converge on the June 13-14 meeting. They plan to engage attendees about the health crisis of LGBT youth allegedly created by religiously condemning homes.
FIA said SBC leaders voiced disagreement over the group’s stance on homosexuality but expressed a desire to meet and talk. —K.C.
Joining forces for paid family leave
Two think tanks on either side of the political spectrum released a joint report Tuesday on paid family leave. The combined effort by the conservative American Enterprise Institute and the left-leaning Brookings Institution—which advocates for eight weeks of gender-neutral paid paternal leave for all new biological or adoptive parents—offers a glimpse at what a bipartisan paid leave plan might entail. President Donald Trump has promised to make a federal paid family leave policy a priority for his administration. —K.C.