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  • Memorial Day: Jimmy Connelly’s greatest honor

    May 30 2016 by Jim Burton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Memorial Day: Jimmy Connelly’s greatest honor

    An estimated 3.6 million Americans fought in the Pacific Theatre in World War II, overcoming brutal encounters on island after island against Japanese soldiers burrowed into the hillsides. The late Jimmy Connelly was one of those Americans.

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  • N.C. Baptists run for Congress: Albert Wiley Jr.

    May 30 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists run for Congress: Albert Wiley Jr.

    Albert Wiley Jr. said, “I am not a professional politician, but from my youth I have always felt that politics was important.” His grandfather read the Congressional Record to him every week when he was a child. He agrees with President Dwight Eisenhower’s statement, “Politics should be every U.S. citizen’s avocation.”

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  • NCBAM team kicks off Rampin’ Up 2016!

    May 30 2016 by Carol Layton, NCBAM | with 0 comments
    NCBAM team kicks off Rampin’ Up 2016!

    Through six years of ministry and two Rampin’ Ups (2012, 2014), North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry has asked anybody and everybody to build a wheelchair ramp. Baptists on Mission are their first call, but they’ve also found many ramp-building friends among Rotary, Ruritan and Civitan groups; Boy Scouts; Methodists; Presbyterians; banks; and biker clubs. 

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  • 11 states sue White House over transgender directive

    May 27 2016 by Bonnie Pritchett, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    11 states sue White House over transgender directive

    Eleven states and two school districts filed a lawsuit May 25 challenging President Barack Obama’s directive demanding all federally funded schools apply a controversial interpretation of Title IX requiring schools to define a student’s sexual identity based not on biological traits, but on feelings.

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  • South Carolina joins 13 states banning abortion at 20 weeks

    May 27 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    South Carolina joins 13 states banning abortion at 20 weeks

    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has signed into law a bill banning most abortions in the state at 20 weeks of pregnancy, joining 13 other states where such limitations currently stand. Haley signed the South Carolina Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act May 25 after the Legislature sent it to her desk a week earlier.

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  • SBC’s first black professor among retirees at SBTS

    May 27 2016 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS | with 0 comments
    SBC’s first black professor among retirees at SBTS

    The Southern Baptist Convention’s first African-American seminary professor is among three retiring faculty members at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. T. Vaughn Walker, David L. Puckett and Brian C. Richardson are retiring following the 2015-2016 school year with 64 combined years of service.

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