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Ga. Governor to veto religious liberty bill

ATLANTA (BP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s March 28 announcement that he will veto the state’s religious liberty bill has provoked criticism from social conservatives, including Southern Baptists. Mike Griffin, public affairs representative for the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, said … Continue reading

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Disney, other major companies push back against Georgia religious freedom bill

ATLANTA (TAB) — A religious freedom bill in Georgia awaiting Gov. Nathan Deal’s signature has received pushback from major organizations like Disney and the NFL. Deal has until May 3 to sign or veto House Bill 757. Disney says it … Continue reading

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State Supreme Court sidelines Houston anti-discrimination law

HOUSTON, Texas (BNG) — The Texas Supreme Court ruled July 24 that Houston must repeal a controversial non-discrimination ordinance or put it on the ballot for voters to decide. A state district judge determined in April that citizens seeking repeal of the … Continue reading

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Baptist concerns greet order against bakers

PORTLAND, Oregon (BP) — A penalty of $135,000 and a gag order against Oregon bakers who declined to provide a cake for a same-sex ceremony have evoked protests and concerns from Southern Baptist leaders. Brad Avakian, commissioner of Oregon’s Bureau … Continue reading

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Religious liberty wins hiring case at high court

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in favor of a Muslim job applicant provided what religious freedom advocates hailed as a wider victory for people of faith. In an 8–1 decision, the high court ruled June 1 an … Continue reading

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Riots about more than Gray’s death, pastors say

BALTIMORE (BP, TAB) — As Baltimore experiences the first calm after the April 25 funeral of an unarmed black man who died of injuries sustained when police arrested him, local black Southern Baptist pastor Ryan Palmer recalls when the riots … 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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Breaking News — 37 religious organizations urge Congress to pass anti-discrimination bill

WASHINGTON (ABP) — Thirty-seven faith groups wrote senators June 12 urging passage of a bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism coordinated the letter signed by faith … Continue reading

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