Tag Archives: Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission

Baptists praise UMC reversal on abortion

PORTLAND, Ore. (BP) — Southern Baptist leaders hailed the United Methodist Church’s (UMC) reversal of its support for abortion rights at its latest conference — a step taken by the Southern Baptist Convention decades before. Delegates to the UMC’s General … Continue reading

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Obama seeks approval for forces against ISIS

WASHINGTON (BP) — Today, President Barack Obama asked Congress to authorize the use of the American military to defeat an Islamic terrorist army that has waged a widespread campaign of carnage in Iraq and Syria. After airstrikes began in August, … Continue reading

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Ore. bakers’ religious liberty ‘steamrolled’

GRESHAM, Ore. (BP, TAB) — A judge’s verdict against a Christian couple in Oregon has religious liberty advocates counting this as the latest loss in the escalating clash against sexual liberty. Administrative Law Judge Alan McCullough ruled that Aaron and … Continue reading

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Drug cartels in Latin America drive migrant children to US

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (ABP, TAB) — Why would children risk their lives to try to cross over the United States border? To save their lives, Russell Moore explained. After a tour of two Texas facilities for migrant children, Moore, president … Continue reading

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Moore, Catholic bishop urge religious freedom envoy in South Central Asia, Near East

NASHVILLE (ABP) — A Southern Baptist official and a Roman Catholic bishop signed a joint letter March 4 asking two U.S. senators to allow a vote on a bill that would create and fund a new envoy to promote religious liberty … Continue reading

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ERLC’s Moore speaks on national transgender debate

NASHVILLE (ABP) — A California law letting transgender students in public schools choose access to boy’s or girl’s restrooms and sports locker rooms has put Southern Baptists’ new ethics head in the center of a national debate over LGBT politics. Russell … Continue reading

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