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  • Fall Board of Trustees and Southeastern Society Meetings

    October 17 2014 by SEBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Fall Board of Trustees and Southeastern Society Meetings

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary held its semi-annual Board of Trustees and Southeastern Society meetings Oct. 12-14. Daniel Akin, president of Southeastern, noted recent accomplishments of the seminary including the fifth year of record enrollment at 3,220 students.

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  • Drop pastor subpoenas, Texas AG to city atty.

    October 17 2014 by Bonnie Pritchett, Southern Baptist Texan/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Drop pastor subpoenas, Texas AG to city atty.

    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott called on Houston city attorney Dave Feldman Oct. 16 to withdraw subpoenas requiring five pastors to submit their sermons to his office in regard to litigation against a new Houston Equal Rights Ordinance’s protections based on sexual orientation.

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  • Marriage ‘non-decision’ draws Roe comparison

    October 17 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Marriage ‘non-decision’ draws Roe comparison

    Appearing on C-SPAN Oct. 14, the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission said the justices’ decision not to review lower-court invalidations of state laws banning gay marriage “was essentially an under-the-radar Roe versus Wade for marriage.” Roe v. Wade was the high court’s 1973 opinion that …

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  • McDonald’s, Starbucks asked to filter Wi-Fi

    October 17 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    McDonald’s, Starbucks asked to filter Wi-Fi

    A campaign requesting that McDonald’s and Starbucks implement pornography filters in conjunction with their free Wi-Fi service at U.S. locations is “righteous” and should receive enthusiastic support from “people of faith,” a leader of Southern Baptists’ anti-pornography initiative told Baptist Press.

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  • NJ school district cancels, reinstates Halloween celebrations

    October 17 2014 by Jessica Mazzola, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    NJ school district cancels, reinstates Halloween celebrations

    A New Jersey elementary school canceled and reinstated its Halloween celebration this week in a debate that reflects societal ambivalence about the holiday’s religious origins. The district had heard from parents both supporting the decision to cancel the festivities, and disagreeing with it. The decision to reinstate this year’s event was…

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  • Houston subpoenas pastors’ sermons

    October 16 2014 by Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Houston subpoenas pastors’ sermons

    Evangelical leaders are angry after city officials in Houston subpoenaed sermons given by local pastors who oppose an equal rights ordinance that provides protections to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender community. Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a motion on behalf of the pastors seeking to halt the subpoenas.

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