Moral and Ethical Issues

Conferences | Oct. 13 2016

Shame isolates, destroys community, psychiatrist says

By Grace Thornton Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist Nobody needs a psychiatrist to explain what shame feels like — we all know, said Curt... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Oct. 8 2016

‘Thoroughly confusing’: Sponsor calls Alabama lottery bill ‘dead’

By Maggie Walsh The Alabama Baptist The lottery bill for the 2016 special session is dead,” announced the measure’s sponsor, Sen. Jim McClendon,... [READ MORE]

Gambling | Oct. 6 2016

Illegal gambling allowed to operate in Alabama

By Maggie Walsh The Alabama Baptist Electronic bingo machines were ruled “illegal” under state law by the Alabama Supreme Court in March.... [READ MORE]

Other | Sep. 15 2016

Short-term fix for Medicaid shortfall found in BP settlement; not solution, senator says

The day before the special session ended Sept. 7, lawmakers passed a plan to buoy Medicaid with BP oil settlement money. After two proposed lottery... [READ MORE]

Addictions | Sep. 15 2016

‘Porn is for losers,’ says former Playboy model Pamela Anderson in Wall Street Journal op-ed

The pornography industry has never garnered the applause of faith leaders, so when Rabbi Shmuley Boteach spoke out against the multibillion dollar... [READ MORE]

Other | Sep. 8 2016

ERLC 2016 National Conference tackles cultural engagement

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) National Conference addressed the gospel and cultural engagement through topics such as... [READ MORE]

Social Issues | Sep. 1 2016

Henagar makes ‘bad decision’ to go ‘wet,’ Godfrey says

Residents of Henagar voted Aug. 23 to allow private alcohol sales in town — a change from the last 161 years of its existence. With a total... [READ MORE]

Gender/Sexual Issues | Sep. 1 2016

‘Born this way’ argument not supported by science, psychiatrists say

A report by two Johns Hopkins psychiatry scholars debunking myths about homosexuality and transgenderism has been cited by a pastor who specializes... [READ MORE]

Gender/Sexual Issues | Sep. 1 2016

State schools can keep gender-based restroom policy; federal judge issues stay

By Neisha Roberts The Alabama Baptist Alabama schools can keep their current gender-based restroom policies, at least for now. U.S. District... [READ MORE]

Other | Sep. 1 2016

Adults born in 90s less likely to be sexually active as young adults than previous decades

People born in the 1990s are less likely to be sexually active in young adulthood than were their counterparts born in the three previous decades,... [READ MORE]