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Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof charged with federal hate crimes

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced federal hate crime charges today against the 21-year-old suspect in the July 17 Charleston church massacre, alleging that Dylann Roof sought to ignite racial tensions across the country by targeting Emanuel African American … Continue reading

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Tenn. Baptist injured in Chattanooga shooting

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BP) — When Eric Stitts, pastor of Bayside Baptist Church, Chattanooga, heard of the domestic terrorism attack on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn., on July 16, his first thought was disbelief. Then he turned his attention and … Continue reading

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Court date set for Union University student accused of murder

JACKSON, Tenn. (TAB, ABP) — Accused of murdering his fiancée and staging her death to look like a suicide, Charles “Charlie” Pittman will potentially return to court July 10 for a preliminary hearing. The Alabama Baptist most recently reported that Pittman, … Continue reading

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Southern Baptists active on social media following Sandy Hook massacre

NASHVILLE (BP) — As news of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School spread Dec. 14, Southern Baptists active on social media began to offer their thoughts on the tragedy as well as their prayers for the people of Newtown, … Continue reading

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Connecticut Baptists responding to shooting

NEWTOWN, Conn. (BP) — Area Southern Baptists prepare to provide any assistance that may be needed for families impacted by Friday morning’s mass shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, where at least 27 were killed, including 20 children. –30– … Continue reading

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Family Research Council shooter charged with terrorism

WASHINGTON (RNS) — A federal grand jury added terrorism to the list of charges faced by the Virginia man who was indicted in the shooting of a security guard at the conservative Family Research Council’s (FRC) Washington offices. Floyd Lee … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Police defend killing of Baptist pastor

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (ABP) — Three Georgia law enforcement officials have appealed a judge’s ruling that they must stand trial to defend themselves against misconduct alleged in a lawsuit stemming from the fatal shooting of a Southern Baptist minister in a … Continue reading

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