Tag Archives: religious liberty

No truth to article suggesting Baptists are building mosques in US

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Southern Baptists are not building mosques in the United States despite what an article posted in May on a satirical website suggests. The article “Southern Baptist Convention Launches Mosque Building Program to Promote ‘Religious Liberty’ And ‘Niceness’” … Continue reading

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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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New international religious freedom office to open in Middle East

COLUMBUS, Ohio (compiled by Jennifer Davis Rash) — The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, in consultation with the International Mission Board, will develop “strategic relationships” to mobilize churches for defending religious liberty and advocating social justice across the world. ERLC … Continue reading

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Fayetteville, Ark., LGBT law repealed, slowing HRC campaign

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (BP, TAB) — Fayetteville, Ark., voters overturned a pro-LGBT ordinance Dec. 9 that many claimed posed a threat to religious liberty. Approved by less than 500 votes, the ordinance listed real or perceived “gender identity,” “gender expression” and … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby gets full court hearing

WASHINGTON (Becket Fund, March 29) — The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has granted Hobby Lobby’s petition for en banc hearing, agreeing to place Hobby Lobby’s appeal before the entire court rather than the usual three-judge panel. The full court … Continue reading

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Breaking News — New poll shows Catholics side with bishops on religious liberty

WASHINGTON (RNS) — A new poll shows that American Catholics tend to agree with their bishops’ concerns that religious liberties are at risk in the U.S. Nevertheless, Catholics seem to be warming to President Obama, even as the bishops lambaste … Continue reading

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