Daily Radio Script - Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Here are the latest headlines, brought to you by The Christian Post.
— Churches are helping migrants on both sides of the U.S. southern border.
Churches are providing shelter, supplies and legal aid to the large influx of migrants and asylum seekers who have traveled from Central and South America.
World Relief, the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals, is helping to coordinate some of those efforts by forming "Good Neighbor Teams" of churches and volunteers.
— Southern Baptists report on sexual abuse scandal.
The Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting takes place this week in Birmingham and the biggest issue on the agenda is the denomination's sexual abuse scandal.
The Sexual Abuse Advisory Group released its report Saturday.
The report sheds light on many of the problems within Southern Baptist churches the led to the sexual abuse stories uncovered by the Houston Chronicle this year. It also provides guidance on caring for the victims of abuse and prevention methods.
The issue of complementarianism, or the proper roles of men and women in marriage, was mentioned in the report. Among the many misapplications of theology that contributed to sexual abuse, the report includes the "Misapplication of complementarian teaching, leading to women submitting to headship of all men."
Bible teacher Beth Moore was disturbed that many Southern Baptists were debating whether women should be allowed to teach amid a sexual abuse scandal. “This is a different world. That a threat to hyper-complementarianism is the big deal to this many men amid an SBC abuse scandal is disturbing," she tweeted Sunday.
You can read the full report at CaringWell.com.
— Many Christians say they aren't sacrificing their money to help others.
Only 41% of churchgoers say they avoid certain purchases in order to help others, according to new report from LifeWay.
Young churchgoers and Hispanic churchgoers were the strongest sacrificial givers.
Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research, reacted to the findings by saying, "Many churchgoers profess faith in Jesus Christ, but are not putting that faith into action. Jesus set an example for His followers through both the beliefs He taught and the way He served others.”
— Christian baker Jack Phillips is getting sued, again.
Phillips, who already won once at the U.S. Supreme Court, is once again sued for declining to design a custom cake with a message in opposition to his deeply held religious beliefs.
Autumn Scardina wanted Phillips to design a special cake in celebration of his "gender transition."
Colorado dropped its legal action in Scardina's case, so Scardina is now pursuing a separate case against Phillips.
Phillips' lawyer calls it harassment.
“So this latest attack by Scardina looks like yet another desperate attempt to harass cake artist Jack Phillips. And it stumbles over the one detail that matters most: Jack serves everyone; he just cannot express all messages through his custom cakes," he said.
— Christian celebrities shared wedding news.
Actor Chris Pratt and author Katherine Schwarzenegger got married and Duck Dynasty's Sadie Robertson got engaged.
Pratt stars in the Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers and Jurassic Park films. Katherine Schwarzenegger is Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver's oldest daughter.
“We became husband and wife in front of God, our families and those we love. It was intimate, moving and emotional. We feel so blessed to begin this new chapter of our lives,” Pratt said Saturday.
Sadie Robertson said she "screamed yes" when her boyfriend, Christian Huff, popped the question Sunday.
“I GET TO MARRY THIS MAN. God is faithful and so so good,” she posted to her Instagram.
To read more stories from a Christian perspective, visit christianpost.com.