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Op-Ed: Christians Should Vote

By Steve Gaines, former Alabama Baptist pastor and president of the Southern Baptist Convention One of my favorite movies is an old classic starring Gary Cooper called “Sergeant York.” The story is about a Tennessee mountain man named Alvin York, … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: Should a Christian Even Vote This Year?

By Pastor Chip Thornton First Baptist Church, Springville A young voter asked me recently, “Who are you voting for in November?” Apparently a famous Christian rapper said he would not vote because there were no acceptable candidates. That concerned me. Christians … Continue reading

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Shelby County to vote March 1 on Sunday alcohol sales

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Sunday alcohol sales may soon come to Shelby County. Voters will decide March 1 if they want to allow alcohol sales in the county after noon on Sundays. Both the state House of Representatives and Senate passed … Continue reading

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Pro-family voters score ‘massive victory’

NASHVILLE (BP) — Pro-family voters scored wins at the polls Nov. 3. Houston overturned a measure granting protected status to homosexuals and transgendered persons, known as HERO. Both Kentucky and Mississippi elected governors who are pro-life and opposed to same-sex … Continue reading

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Florida Baptist church votes ‘no’ to medical marijuana

LAKE WALES, Fla. (ABP, TAB) — A Southern Baptist church in central Florida recently rejected an offer to lease a vacant parcel of land. Sounds insignificant enough. But not for a medical marijuana facility that wanted to use the land. … Continue reading

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Church at Brook Hills’ pastor David Platt elected new IMB president

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Alabama Baptist David Platt has been elected the new president of the International Mission Board (IMB). The vote took place this morning by the IMB board of trustees meeting in Richmond, Va. Platt, pastor of The Church … Continue reading

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European effort to control unofficial religious groups, homeschooling disarmed

STRASBOURG, France (TAB, MS) — During the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in mid-April, religious rights group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) won a battle against a European initiative that would allow governments to rule religious groups and reduce … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS — Unborn pain bill slated for vote June 18

NASHVILLE (BP) — A key piece of pro-life legislation needs the voices of those who believe that “we ought to do all we can to save vulnerable lives in the womb.” Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS — Boy Scouts of America national council vote to allow gay members

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — About 1,400 members of the Boy Scouts of America national council voted today to allow openly gay members to join the 103-year-old organization. The vote reverses a decades-long ban on gay members and was approved by 61 … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Mo. votes for amendment protecting public prayer

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP) — The passage of Missouri Amendment 2 — which guarantees the right to pray and worship on public property and to choose any or no religion — was cheered by Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) leaders who … Continue reading

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