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Obama urged to press China on rights

WASHINGTON (BP) — Representatives of diverse faith groups have called on President Barack Obama to press Xi Jinping on religious and other human rights issues during the Chinese president’s visit to the United States capital. Xi will be in Washington … Continue reading

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House OKs PPFA defunding, abortion survivors bills

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. House of Representatives voted Sept. 18 to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of the release of undercover videos providing evidence the organization trades in baby body parts. On the same date, the House also … Continue reading

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Page: Obama’s comments on poverty disappointing

NASHVILLE (BP) — President Obama’s suggestion that evangelicals often devote more resources to fighting abortion than caring for the poor reflects ignorance concerning denominations like the Southern Baptist Convention, Frank S. Page said on a national radio broadcast. Page was … Continue reading

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Supreme Court takes up contraceptive mandate, will rule on religious rights of corporations

WASHINGTON (RNS) — The Supreme Court announced Nov. 26 that it will decide whether for-profit businesses can be treated like religious entities in a politically and constitutionally freighted test of the Obama administration’s mandate that employers include free contraception coverage … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby awaits appeals decision

WASHINGTON (BP) — Hobby Lobby’s hopes for deliverance by July 1 from huge fines under the Obama administration’s abortion/contraception mandate now rest with eight federal appeals court judges. Lawyers representing the chain of arts and crafts stores and the federal government … Continue reading

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Obama backs litany of initiatives for progress

WASHINGTON (BP) — The United States has made “much progress” because of the “grit and determination” of its citizens, President Obama said Feb. 12 in a State of the Union speech in which he promoted a litany of initiatives at … Continue reading

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A religious breakdown of 12 battleground states

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Mark Silk of Religion News Service assesses the religious layout of 12 battleground states — and explains why religion will matter on Election Day. The 12 states on the list include Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, … Continue reading

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Politics: ethicist questions Obama’s faith

NASHVILLE (ABP) — A gap between President Obama’s professed Christianity and the policies he supports raises questions about both his faith and his commitment to immigration reform, a Baptist ethicist said in an online commentary Sept. 24. An EthicsDaily.com article by … Continue reading

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Presidential forum canceled by Rick Warren

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BP) — Author and Saddleback Church in California pastor Rick Warren has announced he won’t be hosting a forum this year with President Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, saying it would be “hypocritical” to host … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Obama, Romney offer glimpse of their spiritual liv

WASHINGTON (RNS) — President Obama said it’s not his job to defend his Christian faith against doubters who suspect he’s Muslim. His GOP challenger, Mitt Romney, said religion is “integral” to his life, even as often he avoids mentioning his Mormon … Continue reading

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