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  • First Choice delivers hope for unplanned pregnancies

    July 27 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    First Choice delivers hope for unplanned pregnancies

    Emotional shockwaves rolled over many Americans when an undercover video surfaced that revealed a Planned Parenthood executive discussing the organization’s practice of selling aborted fetal parts. Again many were stunned when a second video showed former president of the Planned Parenthood Medical Directors’ Council negotiating prices for baby organs.

  • Obama admin to ‘review’ Planned Parenthood, CMP

    July 27 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Obama admin to ‘review’ Planned Parenthood, CMP

    The Obama administration has agreed to “review all the information” surrounding two videos that show Planned Parenthood executives discussing the sale of baby parts obtained through abortion. The administration also said it will not agree to defund America’s largest abortion provider. Meanwhile, two Southern Baptists have offered theological perspectives criticizing Planned Parenthood.

  • ‘God Before Government’ goes viral

    July 27 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    ‘God Before Government’ goes viral

    Rit Varriale thought raising the Christian flag above the American flag at Elizabeth Baptist Church on July 5 would get the attention of people in Shelby and the surrounding North Carolina mountains. He did not expect the explosive attention that catapulted the event and the discussion of religious freedom into the national limelight.

  • Students experience ‘More’ at summer Youth Weeks

    July 27 2015 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Students experience ‘More’ at summer Youth Weeks

    Thousands of students attending youth weeks at the North Carolina Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell this summer are learning that following Christ is so much more exciting than anything the world may promise. “More,” taken from Ephesians 3:20, is the theme for the 2015 summer youth weeks at Fort Caswell.

  • Inner-city church experiences revitalization

    July 27 2015 by Bonnie Pritchett, The TEXAN/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Inner-city church experiences revitalization

    In its almost 75 years of existence, Faith Memorial has seen the ebb and flow of membership. At its peak, between the 1950s and ‘70s, the rolls held as many as 1,200 names. But when Andrew Johnson arrived in 2012 at age 22, only between 60-80 people remained in the half-Hispanic, half-white congregation.

  • GuideStone appeals to SCOTUS over abortion mandate

    July 24 2015 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    GuideStone appeals to SCOTUS over abortion mandate

    GuideStone Financial Resources has filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court against the government’s contraceptive mandate that will require certain ministries served by GuideStone to provide abortion-causing drugs and devices in their employer health plans or risk crippling fines.