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Op-Ed: Voting by the Book: Christians, the Voting Booth and the Glory of God

By Pastor Jay T. Robertson Crawford Baptist Church, Mobile Assistant professor of Christian studies, University of Mobile Walking into the voting booth, you thought you were clear on how to vote. But as you look over the ballot, some of the … Continue reading

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Scouts delaying vote, spark Baptist leaders’ hopefulness

IRVING, Texas (BP) — Facing pressure from its supporters and members, the Boy Scouts executive board announced Feb. 6 it is delaying a decision on lifting its prohibition of gay Scout leaders and members until May, when it will put … Continue reading

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Abortion remains legal, but restricted

WASHINGTON (RNS) Forty years after the Supreme Court legalized abortion, the constitutional right many Americans take for granted is coming under increased scrutiny. State legislatures are passing limits on abortion-related services. More abortion providers face stepped-up regulations, and more patients face … Continue reading

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Politics: ethicist questions Obama’s faith

NASHVILLE (ABP) — A gap between President Obama’s professed Christianity and the policies he supports raises questions about both his faith and his commitment to immigration reform, a Baptist ethicist said in an online commentary Sept. 24. An EthicsDaily.com article by … Continue reading

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Black pastors move to counter new voter ID laws

ATLANTA (RNS) — African-American clergy are joining forces with civil rights groups to push for increased voter registration ahead of the November election, spurred on by new voter laws they say restrict opportunities for minorities to enter the voting booth. … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Obama, Romney offer glimpse of their spiritual liv

WASHINGTON (RNS) — President Obama said it’s not his job to defend his Christian faith against doubters who suspect he’s Muslim. His GOP challenger, Mitt Romney, said religion is “integral” to his life, even as often he avoids mentioning his Mormon … Continue reading

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Poll — Romney’s Israel trip, Obama’s policies will have little effect on Jewish vote

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Neither Mitt Romney’s trip to Israel on July 28 nor President Obama’s Middle East policies will have much effect on Jewish voters this fall, according to a new report that says Jewish voting patterns are predictable and … Continue reading

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