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Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief deployed to Louisiana

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) teams have been called on by Southern Baptist DR Logistics to deploy to the Monroe area of Louisiana for flood relief. President Barack Obama declared yesterday that a “major disaster” had hit … Continue reading

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Some missionaries deciding to stay on field

BIRMINGHAM (Jennifer Davis Rash) — The number of Southern Baptist missionaries leaving the field may not be so close to the 1,000 count after all. International Mission Board (IMB) officials have confirmed that “multiple” missionaries have already rescinded their decision to … Continue reading

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20 percent of missionary force leaving field

RICHMOND (TAB, IMB) — The recent move among International Mission Board (IMB) officials to allow missionaries and support staff to cut themselves from employment — both through retirement and resignation incentive plans — has resulted in 20 percent of the … Continue reading

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Ala. Baptist head says churches whose ministers perform gay marriages ‘not in friendly cooperation’

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BNG, TAB) — The churches of Southern Baptist ministers who conduct marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples in Alabama risk losing their standing with the Alabama Baptist Convention, according to a statement added to the convention website Feb. 10. … Continue reading

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Boy Scouts could be poised to reverse gay leader policy

IRVING, Texas (BP) — The Boy Scouts of America is seriously considering lifting its ban on gay and lesbian troop leaders and could make the change official the first few days of February, a move that likely will disappoint Southern … Continue reading

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