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Supreme Court strikes down abortion regulations

WASHINGTON (BP, RNS, TAB) — The Supreme Court delivered its most significant ruling on abortion in a generation today, striking down restrictions on Texas clinics and doctors that threatened to make the procedure more difficult for women to access. In a 5–3 opinion, … Continue reading

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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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Baptists praise UMC reversal on abortion

PORTLAND, Ore. (BP) — Southern Baptist leaders hailed the United Methodist Church’s (UMC) reversal of its support for abortion rights at its latest conference — a step taken by the Southern Baptist Convention decades before. Delegates to the UMC’s General … 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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ERLC set to launch #PrayForRefugees campaign on 5th anniversary of Syrian Civil War

WASHINGTON (ERLC) — The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention have organized a March 15 prayer campaign, #PrayForRefugees, marking the fifth anniversary of Syrian Civil War. Campaign leaders are encouraging churches, Christian organizations and individuals … Continue reading

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‘Embracing tension’ needed on topics of church, sexuality

The sexual revolution in which we find ourselves has been a long time coming, said Timothy George, dean of Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, in his keynote address, “The Biblical Truth About Sexuality in a Morally Relative Age.” … Continue reading

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Supreme Court to rule on Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed today to rule on a Texas law that stands to sound the death knell for many abortion clinics. The justices announced they would weigh a decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of … Continue reading

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PPFA change shows its guilt, pro-lifers say

WASHINGTON (BP) — Planned Parenthood’s decision to forego federal reimbursements for fetal tissue donation serves as an admission of its guilt and should not halt the congressional effort to defund the organization, its critics say. The Planned Parenthood Federation of … Continue reading

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Pro-lifers: PPFA head fails to satisfy concerns

WASHINGTON (BP) — Congressional testimony by Planned Parenthood’s president failed to satisfy the concerns of lawmakers and pro-life advocates in the wake of undercover videos providing evidence the organization trades in baby body parts. Cecile Richards, head of Planned Parenthood … Continue reading

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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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