These media sources are slight to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Baptist Standard Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Baptist Standard is a news website that covers news, opinions, and features related to the Baptist community in Texas. Originally a newspaper founded in 1888 and based in Dallas, Texas.
According to their about page, “The Baptist Standard provides information relevant to the growth and welfare of Baptist people, support ministries conducted by Texas Baptists and cooperating churches and organizations, develop a fuller understanding of Baptist doctrines, encourage high moral standards and spiritual formation among all peoples, and help Christians fulfill their calling.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Baptist Standard is owned by the Baptist General Convention of Texas, a nonprofit organization that serves Baptist churches in Texas. The website’s operations are primarily funded through advertising and donations from readers.
Analysis / Bias
The Baptist Standard is a news source that primarily covers news, opinions, and features related to the Baptist community in Texas. The reporting focuses on the Baptist church and its members. The website straightforwardly presents news, with minimal use of loaded language, such as this Mayflower Church members face deportation to China.
Editorially, The Baptist Standard tends to lean conservative, with a focus on traditional Christian values and social issues such as abortion and marriage. The website has published articles critical of the LGBT community and supports conservative positions on issues such as gun control. We could not find any instances of The Baptist Standard failing fact-checks.
In general, The Baptist Standard is a credible source of information for news related to the Baptist community in Texas. While the website leans conservative editorially, it presents news factually and does not promote far-right information.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Baptist Standard Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 04/01/2023)
Last Updated on May 14, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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