Black churches more accepting of gays, study finds


According to a new survey, overall acceptance of gays and lesbians in the country’s religious congregations rose significantly between 2006 and 2012, but declined in Catholic congregations.

Duke University’s National Congregations Study found the trend by interviewing representatives from 1,331 congregations in the country. 

Should pastors christen babies of unwed parents?


Usually, you’re not turned away when coming to a church, but one single mother claims that she was fact shunned when she attempted to have her son dedicated.

Marvin Winans banned Charity Grace’s 2-year-old from participating in a special blessing at Perfecting Church in Detroit, Michigan.

She called the church a few days before the scheduled ceremony to schedule to dedication. Once the church found out that Grace was not married, they told her that Winans’ policy was that he does not bless children of unwed mothers in front of his congregation.

His action, or lack thereof, raises the question of whether or not pastors should bless babies of unwed parents.

A young orphan’s plea for adoption


Davion Navar Henry Only is 15 years old. While most teens his age desire the next “it” item, he just wants a family.

So on Sunday, his case worker drove him to the local church in St. Petersburg.

Dressed in a black suit, Davion entered the doors of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in hopes of walking out as part of someone’s family.