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Op-Ed: Christians Should Vote

By Steve Gaines, former Alabama Baptist pastor and president of the Southern Baptist Convention One of my favorite movies is an old classic starring Gary Cooper called “Sergeant York.” The story is about a Tennessee mountain man named Alvin York, … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: The Christian Response to the Raucous Presidential Election

By Pastor Joshua Pendergrass Bethany Baptist Church, Crane Hill The 2016 election cycle has been one of the wildest ever. I have been watching and observing politics since grade school. I have worked on campaigns all the way from school … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: Should a Christian Even Vote This Year?

By Pastor Chip Thornton First Baptist Church, Springville A young voter asked me recently, “Who are you voting for in November?” Apparently a famous Christian rapper said he would not vote because there were no acceptable candidates. That concerned me. Christians … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: Voting by the Book: Christians, the Voting Booth and the Glory of God

By Pastor Jay T. Robertson Crawford Baptist Church, Mobile Assistant professor of Christian studies, University of Mobile Walking into the voting booth, you thought you were clear on how to vote. But as you look over the ballot, some of the … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: Divine Election

By Andy Waits Associate pastor of worship and students First Baptist Church, Springville Politics dominate lately. While everyone has a different opinion, everyone is convinced they are correct. Many are worried. If their candidate doesn’t get elected, our nation will … Continue reading

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Mo. pastor Malachi O’Brien to be 2nd VP nominee

ST. LOUIS (BP) — Missouri pastor Malachi O’Brien will be nominated for second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), Oklahoma pastor Brad Graves announced May 31. O’Brien has been pastor of The Church at Pleasant Ridge, Harrisonville, Missouri, … Continue reading

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Pro-family voters score ‘massive victory’

NASHVILLE (BP) — Pro-family voters scored wins at the polls Nov. 3. Houston overturned a measure granting protected status to homosexuals and transgendered persons, known as HERO. Both Kentucky and Mississippi elected governors who are pro-life and opposed to same-sex … Continue reading

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Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting underway in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (TAB) — The morning and afternoon session of the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, June 10 at the Baltimore Convention Center, included an election of a new president, six motions presented from the convention floor in the morning session, … Continue reading

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A religious breakdown of 12 battleground states

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Mark Silk of Religion News Service assesses the religious layout of 12 battleground states — and explains why religion will matter on Election Day. The 12 states on the list include Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, … Continue reading

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Black pastors move to counter new voter ID laws

ATLANTA (RNS) — African-American clergy are joining forces with civil rights groups to push for increased voter registration ahead of the November election, spurred on by new voter laws they say restrict opportunities for minorities to enter the voting booth. … Continue reading

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