Tag Archives: Arkansas

Fayetteville voters approve LGBT anti-discrimination law

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (BP) — Fayetteville citizens voted to ratify the city’s Uniform Civil Rights Protection ordinance — which now protects the rights of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community — by a slim margin Sept. 8. Originally passed by … Continue reading

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Arkansas lawmakers ban local anti-discrimination measures

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (BNG) — The Arkansas state senate has passed legislation sponsored by a Southern Baptist lawmaker making it illegal for cities to adopt local ordinances banning discrimination against gays. Freshman Sen. Bart Hester, a deacon at First Baptist Church … Continue reading

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SBC President provides clarity for opposition to Fayetteville, Ark., LGBT ordinance

Ronnie Floyd, pastor of the multi-site Cross Church in northwest Arkansas which has two campuses in Fayetteville, described the city as “America’s current religious liberty battleground” in his Dec. 8 blog, noting that LGBT ordinances in effect in such cities … Continue reading

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‘Now I know God cares,’ Okla. survivor tells Baptist chaplain

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BP) — Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are ministering to survivors after a second round of deadly storms killed 22 people in Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas in late May. Sam Porter, disaster relief director for the Baptist General … Continue reading

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