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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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Texas Baptists support abortion law

DALLAS (ABP) — The Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) lobbied for a newly passed law restricting abortion that was delayed by a filibuster by a state senator honored last year by the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission for her work against … Continue reading

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Ten Commandments: Religious document, historical document, or both?

MONTGOMERY (al.com) — A proposed state constitutional amendment pending in the Alabama Legislature brings back the debate about displaying the Ten Commandments on state property. The proposal, by Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, reads in part: “Property belonging to the state may … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS — Alabama Supreme Court issues VictoryLand opinion

MONTGOMERY (Press release) — The Supreme Court of Alabama today issued a 46-page opinion explaining why Judge Tom Young of the Macon County Circuit Court was wrong to deny the State’s application for a search warrant to search and seize … Continue reading

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Abortion remains legal, but restricted

WASHINGTON (RNS) Forty years after the Supreme Court legalized abortion, the constitutional right many Americans take for granted is coming under increased scrutiny. State legislatures are passing limits on abortion-related services. More abortion providers face stepped-up regulations, and more patients face … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby files suit against abortion mandate

WASHINGTON (BP) — Evangelical-owned Hobby Lobby has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration’s contraceptive/abortion mandate, becoming the largest business yet to take action against the rule and underscoring once again that the issue impacts more than just Catholics. With … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Gay history law to remain in California’s public schools

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BP) — California’s first-in-the-nation gay history law will remain the law for public schools after a signature drive aimed at overturning it fell short for the second time in a year. A pro-family coalition announced July 16 that … 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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