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Alabama pastors, leaders say battle for marriage, religious freedom is not over

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Alabama For Marriage) — In the wake of the June 26 Supreme Court decision on marriage, Alabama pastors and leaders say the battle for marriage is not over. Around 50 Alabama pastors, elected officials and organization leaders held … Continue reading

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Long-term view needed, Moore says of marriage

WASHINGTON (BP) — Advocates for the biblical view of marriage should prepare for a lengthy effort to restore the institution to its rightful place, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” June 28. Christians and their … 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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Alabama probate judges ordered to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but order on hold

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade ordered all probate judges to allow same-sex couples to purchase marriage licenses May 21, but that order is on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling on same-sex “marriage” later … Continue reading

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Texas Senate OKs clergy freedom bill

AUSTIN, Texas (BNG, TAB) — The Texas Senate gave final approval yesterday to legislation protecting clergy from being forced to participate in same-sex “marriage” ceremonies that violate their religious beliefs. The bill, supported by the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission, now goes … Continue reading

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Supreme Court fails to step in, AL probate offices divided

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — What once read “bride and groom” on Alabama marriage licenses now reads “spouse and spouse.” Gay “marriage” was made legal Feb. 9 after the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta and the U.S. Supreme Court failed to issue … Continue reading

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Alabama judges: No marriage licenses for gay couples

MOBILE, Ala. (BP) — A federal judge has declared Alabama’s ban on same-sex “marriage” unconstitutional, but a key state judicial organization contends probate judges are not bound by the decision. U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade ruled Jan. 23 that … Continue reading

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Catholic-Evangelical Coalition: marriage in crisis

NASHVILLE (BP, TAB)— A coalition of Roman Catholics and evangelicals — including Southern Baptist Timothy George — has issued a statement calling the legalization of same-sex marriage a “graver threat” to society than “easy acceptance of divorce” and “widespread cohabitation.” … 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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World Vision reverses gay hiring decision

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (BP) — World Vision U.S. is reverting to its longstanding conduct policy of requiring faithfulness within the biblical covenant of marriage between a man and a woman, expressing regret with an earlier decision to hire legally married gay … Continue reading

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