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  • Carson to withdraw as Pastor’s Conf. speaker

    April 24 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Carson to withdraw as Pastor’s Conf. speaker

    Likely Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference have “mutually agreed” that Carson will not address the Pastors’ Conference in Columbus, Ohio, as previously scheduled. “We didn’t want this to become a distraction for our convention,” Pastors' Conference President William Rice told Baptist Press.

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  • House GOP challenged to enact late abortion ban

    April 24 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    House GOP challenged to enact late abortion ban

    Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, joined nine other heads of pro-life organizations April 22 to urge the leaders of the majority in the House of Representatives to schedule a vote immediately on the Pain-capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation would prohibit abortions on babies 20 weeks or more ...

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  • Leaders ask Obama to fill religious minorities position

    April 24 2015 by Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Leaders ask Obama to fill religious minorities position

    Beheadings, enslavement, kidnappings and rape plague minority religious communities across the Middle East, and it’s time for President Barack Obama to fill a job created to address their plight, a group of prominent evangelicals, scholars and other religious leaders told the White House.

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  • Pulitzer winners tie domestic abuse to Christianity

    April 24 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pulitzer winners tie domestic abuse to Christianity

    The South Carolina newspaper that won this year’s Pulitzer Prize has drawn criticism for linking the state’s domestic violence problems with its residents’ belief in the Bible’s teaching about gender. At least two articles in the series suggested that the Christian belief in complementarianism is a cause of domestic violence.

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  • Senate reaches anti-trafficking compromise

    April 24 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Senate reaches anti-trafficking compromise

    The U.S. Senate passed April 22 a version of The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act after reaching a bipartisan compromise that will prevent monies for victims of human trafficking from funding abortions. As passed, the bill increases penalties for human traffickers, funds support for victims, strengthens law enforcement’s investigation ...

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  • Sandy survivor’s home rescued from demolition

    April 24 2015 by Laura Sikes, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Sandy survivor’s home rescued from demolition

    Hurricane Sandy survivor Cecelya Morsby faced near eviction in March from her flood-ravaged home. More than two years after the superstorm’s onslaught, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers learned of her circumstances and came to her aid in the coastal Long Island town of Freeport.

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