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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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With Boy Scouts announcement many ‘trying to figure out where we go from here’

BIRMINGHAM (Jennifer Davis Rash) — ​​​​​​Members of the Association of Baptists for Scouting “are all in a state of shock and disappointment,” said Alabama Baptist pastor A.J. Smith, immediate past president of the group. “We are trying to figure out … Continue reading

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More Alabama counties OK gay ‘marriage’; Weatherly Heights Baptist to meet with associational leaders over gay ‘marriage’ stance

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP, TAB) — Following a week of tumult in Alabama concerning gay “marriage,” most of the state’s counties are now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. But the chief justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court continues to argue that … Continue reading

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Georgia added to list of Southern states with challenge to gay ‘marriage’ ban

ATLANTA (TAB, RNS) — Georgia recently became the last Southern state to see opposition of its ban on gay “marriage.” The suit was brought by three gay couples and one woman who was unable to get recognized on the state death certificate when her … Continue reading

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Virginia AG to ask court to strike gay ‘marriage’ ban

NORFOLK, Va. (TAB) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is expected to ask the federal court to strike down Virginia’s constitutional ban on gay “marriage.” His move comes after only two weeks in office. The state’s ban was adopted in 2006 … Continue reading

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Twitter carries Baptist leaders’ dismay with gay ‘marriage’ ruling

NASHVILLE (BP) — Social media, particularly Twitter, was a preferred format for Southern Baptist leaders and others to express their reactions in the hours that followed the landmark Supreme Court decisions on gay “marriage” June 26. Columns written and tweeted by … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS — U.S. Supreme Court strikes down integral part of DOMA

WASHINGTON (TAB) — Gay “marriage” wins a victory in court today, but the 38 states that have not legalized it are still protected at this point. The United States Supreme Court did not totally overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act … Continue reading

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Same-sex ‘marriage’ rulings set Wednesday

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will announce two highly anticipated rulings on same-sex “marriage” June 26 as part of its final day of the term. Chief Justice John Roberts announced June 25 the high court would issue its remaining … Continue reading

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Exodus International closes after Chambers’ apology

IRVINE, Calif. (BP) — Exodus International, a decades-old ministry of helping people overcome homosexual behavior, announced it is closing down June 19, the same day its president, Alan Chambers, issued a public apology to people who have been hurt by … Continue reading

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Boy Scouts resolution ‘not frantic or angry’

NASHVILLE (BP) — The president of the Association of Baptists for Scouting said he agrees with a Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) entity leader who said Southern Baptists’ resolution on the Boy Scouts membership policy was “not frantic or angry.” Also, SBC … Continue reading

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