Tag Archives: Georgia

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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Ergun Caner reportedly loses son to suicide

MOUNT VERNON, Ga. (TAB, BP) — Frank S. Page, Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee president, lost his daughter to suicide in 2009 so he had a unique opportunity to speak with Ergun Caner to offer his condolences after Caner’s son, … 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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Evening session underway at Alabama Baptist Pastors Conference

HUNTSVILLE (TAB) — Michael Catt, pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church, Albany, Ga., was the first speaker of the evening session at the 2013 Alabama Baptist Pastors Conference. He shared from Ezekiel 37 with the message “Is Revival Possible?” “We are … Continue reading

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Henry Blackaby found, scheduled for surgery after suffering heart attack

ATLANTA (TAB) — Henry Blackaby was found Sept. 20 in Tifton, Ga., after suffering a heart attack and becoming disoriented, driving nearly 150 miles away from home, according to news sources. The Blackaby family and police officers were able to … Continue reading

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Mo. youth group safe after bus wreck

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (ABP) — Quick thinking by a church bus driver is credited with saving lives in a July 17 crash at a youth camp in Georgia. Seventeen people were injured when a bus carrying the First Baptist Church of … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Police defend killing of Baptist pastor

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (ABP) — Three Georgia law enforcement officials have appealed a judge’s ruling that they must stand trial to defend themselves against misconduct alleged in a lawsuit stemming from the fatal shooting of a Southern Baptist minister in a … Continue reading

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