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  • Bordeaux will not seek second term

    July 22 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Bordeaux will not seek second term

    C.J. Bordeaux, pastor of Gorman Baptist Church in Durham and president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, announced he will not seek a second term as president at the coming November annual meeting in Greensboro.

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  • SBC’s homosexuality stance reinforced by 1992 amendment

    July 22 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC’s homosexuality stance reinforced by 1992 amendment

    When a retired Air Force general’s concern over homosexuality prompted an amendment to the Southern Baptist Convention’s constitution two decades ago, few observers realized that his impulse to defend biblical morality would prove instrumental in helping the convention resist pressure to legitimize same-sex relationships for years to come.

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  • SBC leaders to tour border facilities

    July 22 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC leaders to tour border facilities

    Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will join SBC lead ethicist Russell D. Moore July 22 in touring a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in McAllen, Texas, and a Department of Health and Human Services shelter in San Antonio.

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  • Obama: LGBT rights for federal contractors

    July 22 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    President Barack Obama issued an executive order July 21 that bars federal contractors from discriminating based on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” His order – which the White House announced in June would be forthcoming – also ads “gender identity” to the list of categories…

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  • Disaster relief teams assist wildfire survivors

    July 22 2014 by Kristen Camp, NAMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Disaster relief teams assist wildfire survivors

    Southern Baptist Disaster Relief  teams began preparing meals and providing shelter on July 20 for families affected by wildfires in Okanogan County, Wash. The fires began July 14, after lightning struck in Methow Valley and spread to an area of more than 7,000 acres.

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  • Once dying church, begins new focus after re-launch

    July 21 2014 by Tobin Perry, NAMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Once dying church, begins new focus after re-launch

    When Jim Jackson became the pastor of Faith Fellowship Church in Johnson City, Tenn., in January 2013, his first move wasn’t what most people might expect. He closed the church. Faith Fellowship seemed destined to become one of the 1,000 churches Southern Baptists close annually.

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