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  • Charlotte City Council votes down LGBT ordinance

    March 4 2015 by M.H. Cavanaugh, Christian Action League | with 0 comments
    Charlotte City Council votes down LGBT ordinance

    Media reports say the March 2 Charlotte City Council meeting was one of the most contentious in many years. With more than 100 people speaking at the meeting and more than 40,000 emails sent to the City Council concerning the proposal, the ordinance failed by a 6-5 vote.

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  • Bill to slash slavery gains quickly in Senate

    March 4 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Bill to slash slavery gains quickly in Senate

    A new effort to help end human trafficking and slavery worldwide has quickly gained momentum in Congress. The legislation, S. 553, would establish a centralized effort to thwart trafficking and slavery at a time when an estimated 27 million people are enslaved globally. It would create a Washington, D.C., non-profit foundation ...

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  • CP ‘a tool to obey the Great Commission’

    March 4 2015 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP ‘a tool to obey the Great Commission’

    Nearly every month, a First Baptist Keller member participates in a short-term mission trip; the congregation is about to begin its fourth church plant; and its Cooperative Program giving has more than tripled over the last seven years. The congregation of about 1,300 also adopted an unreached people group ...

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  • ‘I would hug him,’ says florist of gay accuser

    March 4 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘I would hug him,’ says florist of gay accuser

    “If [Robert Ingersoll] walked in the store today, I would hug him and catch up on his life,” said Barronelle Stutzman. “The same faith that tells me that I can’t be a part of Rob’s wedding is the same faith that tells me to love him as Christ does.

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  • Tennessee Temple, Piedmont International University to merge

    March 3 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 2 comments
    Tennessee Temple, Piedmont International University to merge

    In an historic move the trustees of two Baptist colleges, Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tenn. and Piedmont International University in Winston-Salem, N.C., voted unanimously to merge the institutions. Established only a year apart in the mid-1940s, the two universities share a common mission that dates back to their founders.

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  • NRB attendance up 15% at wide-ranging convention

    March 3 2015 by NRB Communications | with 0 comments
    NRB attendance up 15% at wide-ranging convention

    More than 4,300 communicators from radio, television, publications and websites representing millions of listeners, viewers and readers gathered for the National Religious Broadcasters’ International Christian Media Convention Feb. 23-26 in Nashville, Tenn. Participants heard from key religious leaders and potential presidential candidates, focused on militant Islam and current cultural topics …

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