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Clerk loses, resists high court on marriage licenses

MOREHEAD, Ky. (BP) — A Kentucky county clerk not only lost at the U.S. Supreme Court on Aug. 31 but now faces a likely contempt of court ruling for again refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Rowan County … Continue reading

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Religious liberty predicted next fight in America following today’s marriage ruling

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In a long-awaited decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled 5–4 today in favor of legalizing same-sex “marriage,” two years to the day after striking down the Defense of Marriage Act. The Court’s opinion read in part, “The … Continue reading

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SBC presidents unite, declare stand on marriage

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) — The living former Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) presidents elected since 1980 issued a joint statement June 17 declaring they will stand on the biblical truths concerning marriage despite anticipated legal and civil changes to the definition. … Continue reading

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Madison Assoc. disfellowships from Weatherly Heights for same-sex ‘marriage’ views

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (TAB, al.com) — In a 74–5 vote, Madison Baptist Association (MBA) churches withdrew fellowship with Weatherly Heights Baptist Church, Huntsville, on March 16 for its position on same-sex “marriage.” Weatherly Heights Baptist Pastor David Freeman has repeatedly expressed his support … Continue reading

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Lance encourages Baptists to ‘be faithful’ following lift of Alabama same-sex ‘marriage’ ban

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Following the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals’ ruling striking down the same-sex “marriage” ban in Alabama, Rick Lance, executive director of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, issued a video statement urging Christians to take … 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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Walmart extends benefits to same-sex partners

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BP) — Walmart will offer health benefits for “married” and unmarried same-sex partners of all full-time employees in the United States starting in January, the nation’s largest private employer has announced. Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove defined same-sex couples as … Continue reading

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Christian photographers must compromise beliefs

SANTA FE, N.M. (BP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Aug. 22 that two Christian photographers who declined to photograph a same-sex union violated the state’s Human Rights Act. One justice said the photographers were “compelled by law to compromise … 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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